Teen Criminal, Home Invader, Killed by Homeowner with Rifle

Teen Criminal, Home Invader, Killed by Homeowner with Rifle
Teen Criminal, Home Invader, Killed by Homeowner with Rifle

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On Friday morning, at 2:50 a.m. on the 7th of June, 2019, a home invasion by a young man did not turn out as expected.  The owner heard him banging on the door and breaking the window glass. After the invader gained entry to the home and was advancing upstairs, the homeowner shot “in the general direction” of the invader, Jayven Jackson, 18 years of age.

The homeowner used a rifle and fired multiple shots, hitting Jackson in the legs and/or feet.  The police spokesperson said he was shot twice, as I understood his answer in the press conference.  Link to video press release on facebook by Clayton County Police.

In the account by 11alive.com, the reporter states Jackson crawled down the stairs toward the door, where he was found by the police. From 11alive.com:

The homeowner said the suspect broke the glass next to the front door and reached to unlock it before making entry. Police said that as Jackson made his way up the stairs, the homeowner grabbed a rifle and shot several times in the alleged robber's general direction.

Jackson was hit in the lower extremities according to police and managed to crawl down the stairs toward the front door before police arrived. Police haven't released the name of the homeowner and their statement gives no indication that he is facing any charges in the shooting.

“People have the right to defend themselves,” said Maj. Anthony Thuman with the Clayton County Police Department, “that's the point we want to drive home, you have the right to defend yourself.”

Police said Jackson had previously had several run-ins with their department as a juvenile.

Jackson died on the way to the hospital.  We do not know what caliber the rifle was, or the model, or exactly where Jackson was hit, other than “the lower extremities”.  It appears he was hit twice.

A gunshot wound in any extremity can be fatal, because arteries may be hit, causing the person shot to die from loss of blood.  If bones were hit, the chances of arteries being cut increases. More powerful cartridges make this possibility more likely.

It is likely the rifle was a semi-automatic, they are the most common action of rifle in the United States. Most rifles in the United States are repeaters. All repeaters may be fired rapidly with a little practice.

With the debate about the usefulness of semi-automatic firearms for home defense, this is important information. No reporter at the press conference seemed interested in the caliber or model of the rifle.

As the investigation into the shooting continues, the caliber and model of the rifle are likely to be revealed.

Semi-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15, make excellent home defense tools because they are intimidating, easily identified, easy to control, can be effective against multiple intruders, and have the magazine capacity to allow for misses due to barriers, moving targets, and suppressive fire.

All of the attributes that make this sort of rifle useful in military situations make it useful for home defense.

Most rifle ammunition will penetrate several walls of ordinary construction. Ammunition is available to limit the penetration, and is recommended in areas of high population density.

In this case, although multiple rounds were fired, there is no indication any of the bullets left the home owner's property.

AR15 type rifles are, however, extremely loud indoors. A suppressor or hearing protection is recommended for indoor use.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 26 thoughts on “Teen Criminal, Home Invader, Killed by Homeowner with Rifle

    1. I see 2 problems with this scenario,
      1- The doorknob lock is in upside down.
      2- They used a single deadbolt lock instead of a double deadbolt.
      Had the homeowner, or property owner used a double deadbolt,
      the intruder would not have been able to turn the doorknob and
      open the door after breaking glass without using a key.
      I am assuming it was the homeowner that put these locks in
      place as a qualified locksmith would not have put the knob lock
      in upside down. They are made to use on left or right hand doors,
      but the installer obviously did not know that.
      That’s why if you have a door with sidelites (glass windows)
      always insist on double deadbolt locks of good quality keyed
      to the knob lock also. It just might save your families life.

      1. The drawback with double lock deadbolts, if you may have to exit quickly and don’t have a key in hand. People have been trapped in a burning house with double deadbolts. If you use them keep a key handy by the door, and accessible to small children.

        1. Firemen definitely don’t recommend those locks. They might keep a burglar from gaining a quick entry but they also can keep a homeowner from a quick exit.

          1. We have double sidelight windows at the front door, so a double deadbolt is a must. We just have a out of sight (from outside of the sidelights) key on a thin elastic band and I also sleep with my keys in my sleeping shorts pocket or next to me next to my flashlight and weapon on the bed, so the safety factor is covered.

            1. So you have to leave a key that someone can get to? How is that safer than the guy who shot the burglar

      2. so the punk had analised the fitment of the two locks and therefore was justifid in breaking in?

        Get serious.

        We ALL know that locks are only a form of signage indicating my preference that unauthorised persons respect my desire that they not enter.

        We also know that NO lock system will truly repel all who wish to enter in spite of my clear message I’d rather they not.

        Kid sealed his fate when he targetted that house. He has his reward now.

        And society no longer has to bear the burden of taking care of this dirtbag. Worse than a little chap with a load in his nappies needing cleaned up.

        He refused to grow up and be responsible for HIS decisions. Now he’s likely having a nice long chat with Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. They’re all three down there because their pappies never taught them to respct other people or their stuff.

        Hopefully a few of their peers will “read the message” and make an informed decision to not join these three.

      3. Double deadbolt are against code in many jurisdictions. Most often fire codes violations. I like them myself, but had to remove mine. Glass in doors near handles I don’t see as wise. Locks only keep honest people out and there are usually windows available to break out. Government storm troopers are not the only attackers that have door rams.

      4. gcm, it is typically recommended on personal residences that one does not use double cylinder locks in case one needs to exit quickly. As far as security, a single or double cylinder will not make much of a difference. I recently got my front door replaced and the work crew came with a saw and just cut the frame out of the side of the house. It didn’t take but a minute or two at most. Also a nice heavy sledge hammer works wonders on most residential doors, so I have heard. As for my home, I considered a multi-point latching system, but decided against it. The new door is about one-half glass, and there are two large living room windows that open onto the front porch. So having the best lock on a half-glass door with next to two large panes of glass next to it is pointless. If someone wants to get into your home, the door is only one path. Also most residential homes are wood-frame, so busting in or cutting in wouldn’t be that difficult, just going through the side of your home. Locks only keep out the honest people.

      5. It is the homeowner’s choice as to the locks! This punk career criminal go what he deserved. If he wanted in, he was going to get in no matter the type of locks. You imply that the locks would have made the family safe and hence no firearm would be needed. Typical leftist mindset, that of the village idiot! He was an invader and the owner summarily shot him as was his absolute right. You are a POG

    2. 1) “Shot in the general direction of the intruder?” Why not carefully aim, in order to avoid collateral damage? The result will be the same, with considerable savings in ammo.

      2) From the name of the deceased intruder, it is obvious that there is huge a criminal wave perpetrated by Scandinavian churchgoing Lutherans………………(sarcasm intended)

      1. could be a combination of near panic and very dim lighting conditions rendered more accuratel aimed fire unattainable under the circumstances. What’s a few extra rounds, anyway, when your life is on the line? He had enough, and even though the scumball was only greedy enough to take two, two were quite enough.

      2. durabo, it may also be the the homeowner didn’t want to make it appear as though he was trying to injure or kill the intruder, only scare him off, so as to not be next on the anti-gunners hit parade. One needs to choose one’s words wisely. His words make clear that he did not have an intent to kill.

    3. Why make a big deal out out what kind of weapon was used, or what kind of ammo. It is a basic tenant of law to have the right to defend oneself, especially in a situation of home invasion. If a person is in fear for their life, the use of deadly force is acceptable. It really does not matter to me if he used a steak knife, a pellet gun or a 155 mm howitzer!
      Let’s not get hung up gun n ammo as it only serves to provide more dirt to smear on legal gun ownership.

      1. I totally agree with you John. The homeowner took care of business and that foolish young adult will not be bothering anyone else.

    4. Reminds me of a line in the old Monty Python movie of a Frenchman taunting the English with “ I fart in your general direction “ ! Seems to work okay!

    5. Jayven is now just another dead criminal, he had previous runs-ins as a juvenile, sounds like he was an up and coming hood thug. Instant justice, thug no more…..

    6. Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes. And if the family of the perp runs true to form they’ll defend him saying something along the lines of “he was a good up right church going boy”.

      1. Worse yet, they will run to Crumpton or Sharpton the snake oil salesman and file a wrongful death suite against the home owner. If Liberals take over the courts, they will let the frivolous law suites go through and crush the home owners for being gun owners.
        Rock, Love the comment. You hit the nail on the head.

      2. Church going I’m sure of, going to break in the church to see what he could steal. I live northwest of chacoondaville aka Atlanta Georgia and that city runs ramped with thugs like dat.☻

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