Intruder Likely Shot In Home-Invasion Robbery That Left AR Man Dead

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Intruder Likely Shot In Home-Invasion Robbery That Left AR Man Dead

USA –-( The Sentinel-Record (Grace Brown) reports 07-24-19 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a resident was fatally shot during an apparent home invasion in the 200 block of Portland Street.

A news release by the Hot Springs Police Department says the 23-year-old victim was shot in his home during an apparent robbery by two male assailants. Police described one of the robbers as standing roughly 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a medium build and twisted dreadlocks. The other robber stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and has a slender build. Both assailants are believed to be in their early 20s or younger. Friends and family are offering a $1,500 reward for information that results in arrests and convictions.

Detective Scott Lampinen said investigators are also encouraging the public to recall anything that might help police locate a suspect.

“We don’t know if these guys are local or from out of town,” he said. “We’re basically just trying to jog anybody’s memory about somebody that maybe had an injury that is not consistent with maybe a story that they were being told.”

Investigators found blood at the scene that didn’t match the victim’s, suggesting that one of the intruders had also been shot.


Another tragedy of senseless street crime. The issue involved here is training and practice. Having a firearm is not enough; you need to be able to deploy it quickly and accurately!

Law-abiding citizens must get training and practice, practice, practice. Instruction is available all over the internet. Get together with your untrained neighbors, have everybody chip in for a membership, join the NRA, and share the knowledge.

If live fire training is out of reach (financially or physically) buy a cheap laser pointer and tape it to your gun, so it points where the sights point.

With the UNLOADED firearm, point it around the room, put it down and pick it up over and over. Then you will be able to shoot relatively straight in the dark.

Find a friend who hunts, go out with them to learn safety procedures, loading and unloading, and practice firing your rifle or handgun. Don’t be a first-time shooter when your life is on the line.

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 KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.

As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob frequently appears as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.

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Or maybe don’t engage in the drug trade or associate with those that do?


So, more black welfare apes doing what they do best, it would appear. Paying for single black welfare brood sow mothers to hump out bastard chirren is turning American cities into a zoo of masses of wild animals. After all, if they are raised as wild animals, do not be surprised when they act as wild animals. As a black man said this weekend on CNN “I am sick of being held down by whites!”. Hmmm. Come to find out: 1. His mother was 14 when she got pregnant to avoid all that hard school work and getting a job… Read more »


What color was the homeowner? Does it matter? Black, white, Latino all have gangs and thugs. Blacks account for more murders but they are not alone. All the people who ever threatened me were white and scarey.

Deplorable Bill

People have been murdered since Cain and Able. Evil is there, it has not goon away. WE are responsible for the well being and lives of our spouse, children, friends, neighbors, co workers, the innocent guy on the street and ourselves. Just a simple fact of life. If you don’t already carry 24/7, do so. If you can’t hit an A-zone sized target @ 25 yards at the rate of 1 shot per second— practice. IPSC matches, iron chicken matches, 3 gun matches and even cowboy matches WILL show you your skills or lack of them. They are also timed… Read more »


Apparently the criminal element still thinks every home is unarmed and therefore a target of opportunity. Hey guys, watch the news a little and learn. You may be the next contestant for an all expense trip to the county morgue.


With a bit of luck the bleeding one will contract gangrene, and end his criminal career for good.


Just two, upstanding community active young THUGS going door to door supplementing moms FREE RIDE assistance check… You KNOW they will soon to register as Democrats like their mom(s).

Scotty Gunn

Sounds like a couple Amish teens…


Practice, Practice, Practice, The Most Expensive Round You Shoot Will Do No Good Unless It Hits It’s Target !


This is just one reason we all should carry.