No Charges For Man Who Shot, Killed Baby-Killing Neighbor

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.

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USA –-( A follow up to a story from the June 8th, 2017 show…………

WPIX 11 TV in New York City reports 07-08-2017 in Ada, Oklahoma, It was a case that stunned residents in a small Oklahoma city earlier this year – a resident told police he shot and killed his neighbor to keep the man from drowning two young children.

KFOR-TV 4 in Oklahoma City reported back on June 2, an individual rushed to a neighbor’s home in Ada after a 12-year-old girl ran to his house for help.

When he arrived at the girl’s home, investigators say he found his neighbor attempting to drown his own 3-month-old twins in a bathtub, while holding a knife and threatening their mother.

To prevent the deaths of the babies, he shot and killed their father.

According to a statement this week the Pontotoc County District Attorney ruled the shooting was a ‘justifiable use of deadly force under Oklahoma Law.’

“(The individual) reported that even after firing two shots, he still considered the decedent to be a threat observing him to be armed with the knife and responding to the cries of the mother to help her because she felt the children were going to die, and viewing the decedent’s evil intent expressed in his facial expression, he felt compelled to fire the third shot to attempt to get past this violent man to render aid and prevent the man from getting back up to harm anyone anymore.”

The mother of the children also credited the shooter with saving their lives, according to the investigative report.


Sometimes folks find themselves suddenly in the middle of a situation so horrible that action is required within seconds. Had this citizen hero tried to call law enforcement and waited, two babies as well as their mother would have died at the hands of this clearly mentally ill individual.

The news media carries at least one story a week about some wacko killing their own family or a home grown or imported terrorist suddenly murdering random people.

If you don’t practice with and carry your firearm, you cannot protect yourself or other innocent victims if the need arises.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.

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VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

To all of the Liberals that like to come on here and apply labels (like racist) to folks practicing their first amendment right of “FREE Speech” – shut up. You don’t know the individual making the statement and who put you as Judge of the world. God didn’t take a day off and put your big mouth there. I fought to defend this guy’s right to speak his piece. Now that WAS a righteous shoot as the victims were unarmed and weaker than the attacker. He should’ve put a round so far into that attacker’s body that the Doc would’ve… Read more »


You fought for free speech, as you remind everyone daily. Then you say “shut up”. Must just be your free speech you refer to. Sorry it is so frustrating to be old, incontinent and confused. You need to apply a “Liberal” dose Preparation H and see if that doesn’t unpacker
your brain and butt.

Please tell me you were not a Marine!

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Naw dude, I didn’t have to be reprogrammed every morning to remember I was a human being. But you must be one of the new hipster doofus snowflakes that just crawled out from under their rocks after Trump was elected. You know … the one’s that wear the Che tee shirts. “But yet here, in the land of the free and the brave, Aidan Crumwiper, local hipster who has lived in a blanket of freedom he has no appreciation for, is wearing a Che shirt—a guy who murdered dissenters and those who didn’t think like him. Some real humanitarian stuff.… Read more »


Beyond articulate!

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

(Taking a bow) – glad you liked it. And have a nice day!

Old dog

I’m surprised that the black lives matter crowd hasn’t picked this one up as a hate crime.


That’s racist.


That’s caca de toro. It’s merely a comment by an old dog who, keeping attuned to the news, wonders why this hasn’t engendered interest from community organizations. Would it make any difference if he had mentioned the ACLU instead of BLM? Put down your deck of race cards and see things as they really are.


Nah! It’s racist.


As sad as this story is at least this neighbor was there to save two babies and their mother. That’s what a good guy with a gun can do, if he would have waited for the police this story would have had a different ending.

Matt in Oklahoma

Its a shame that a man saves children’s lives from evil and there is/was ever even a lengthy consideration of charges.


Any time that a homicide occurs in the U.S., there should always be a proper investigation. The outcome was clearly the right one.

Matt in Oklahoma

As a LEO I couldn’t agree with you more. It was the inappropriate questions and thoughts taken into consideration I have an issue with. That is politics not evidence.


That was a RIGHTEOUS killing.