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.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- ABC News 5 Cleveland reported 07-22-19 in Canton, Ohio an early-morning home invasion in the 2600 block of Second Street NW. Police Captain Dave Davis reported the homeowners were awakened by two intruders hitting them with guns. One had a rifle and the other a handgun.
At some point during the attack, the robbers left the bedroom and went downstairs in search of money. By the time they headed back up the stairway, the homeowner had retrieved his own pistol.
One of the individuals discharged three rounds from his rifle before being shot and killed by the homeowner according to court records.
The homeowner told the officers someone had broken into his house a week before. Detectives did not yet know whether the two incidents are related.
Records show the third accomplice, a 28-year-old female returned to the area, picked up her 24-year-old, injured accomplice and drove him to Aultman Hospital. She was arrested at the hospital.
That 28-year-old was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m.
Aultman Police say the female repeatedly lied about her involvement as the get-a-way driver, so she was charged with obstructing justice and complicity to aggravated burglary.
Canton City Prosecutor Jason Reese said even though the woman didn’t pull the trigger, Ohio law allows her to be charged with murder because someone died during the commission of another felony crime, in this case, the burglary.
Stark County court records show the deceased invader had a long criminal history. Police are reviewing private surveillance video from homes in the area.
Anyone with information as to the third robber’s whereabouts are asked call detectives at 330-489-3144
Most people visualize challenging an intruder as he enters the bedroom where they are sleeping. The everyday reality is you usually sleep through that part and are actually awakened by the physical assault or rape.
This is why I continually advocate for alarm systems, decent locks, automatic lights, and yappy dogs. Regular news media readers already know that most anti-gun hypocrites keep defense firearms in their homes.
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.