Armed Citizen Shoots Armed Fugitive During Home Invasion

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Crime and armed defense happen everywhere. That doesn’t mean that every time and place is equally dangerous. We see career criminals re-offend. We also see more citizens who are armed in pro-gun states. Pahrump, Nevada, is home to the Nye county jail, a Nevada state prison, and an extensive firearms training center. As you might expect, this homeowner was armed last week when a repeat offender broke into his home. This defender did the right thing at the right time.

The homeowner was asleep in his bed a little after 9:30 at night. He was woken by a noise coming from his kitchen. The homeowner got out of bed and grabbed his handgun. The defender had his gun in his hands when the intruder kicked down his bedroom door. The homeowner shot the intruder twice in the upper-center chest as the intruder came through the fatal funnel of the doorway. The intruder immediately fell to the floor. The defender stopped shooting. He stayed at the scene and called 911 for help.

News reports don’t mention when the homeowner put away his firearm. The homeowner met law enforcement when they arrived. He also gave the officers a brief statement.

Emergency Medical Services began treatment of the attacker. He was first driven to a local transport pad and then flown by a medical helicopter to the nearest level 1 trauma center in Las Vegas. The attacker was immediately placed in critical care.

Police identified the firearm that the armed attacker was carrying. It was a shotgun stolen the night before during a home invasion at another address. The intruder was also identified as Shawn Richards. Richards has a history of criminal convictions. If he survives, he will be charged with home invasion, grand larceny of a firearm, burglary, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and probation violations.

Nevada is a castle doctrine state, so the local prosecutor has the legal burden to prove that the defender did not face an immediate, lethal, and unavoidable threat of death or great bodily injury in his home. Nevada is also a stand-your-ground state, meaning the defender did not have a legal duty to retreat. According to the Nye county sheriff’s office, the homeowner will not face any charges.

This story is one of many that goes underreported by the mainstream media because it shows a positive image of a law-abiding gun owner using that tool to defend their life and family. It is our responsibility at AmmoLand to report these stories to you the reader. While we will continue to report these stories, groups like the Crime Prevention Research Center, led by Dr. John Lott, are fastidious in studying the use of firearms for self-defense. Stay up to date with all news on self-defense by following CPRC and Ammoland.

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About Rob Morse

Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, at Second Call Defense, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.Rob Morse

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OlTrailDog

I certainly hope they pass a gun law that makes it illegal for a felon to break into someone’s home, steal a shotgun, break into another home, and attack a citizen in their bedroom. You just never know what malfeasance a gun is going to commit next. I just don’t get why the perp didn’t stand on the porch and torch off a couple of shotgun blasts into the air to first scare the homeowner off, aka Joe Biden style?

TGP389

“There oughtta be a law!”

uncle dudley

I will be interested to see if the TV show On Patrol will cover this story since they do cover Nye County as part of their show.
Glad the homeowner was safe.

Bubba

I was thinking the same thing.
That show should be a 24 hour show with 20 channels to choose from.
Although they started time delaying it. 🙁

Steve

Dang – who pays for all the bloodstains to be removed by ServPro? You know, like it never even happened…lol

DunRanull

Bwahahaha!!! Mr Smarty-pants! lol

Patriot Solutions

Screw that, I just put in all new carpet and it cost a lot. Bleeding is to be kept outside here.

Oldvet

Ope… I am hearing that Texas is having electrical problems again due to the cold weather . Haven’t heard anything from Wild Bill for a few days . Hope you and he are doing alright and have power !

musicman44mag

Wonder how much power those solar panels and wind mills are turning out right now.

Oldvet

mm44… I’m guessing that’s the problem in Texas . The wind Turbines shut down when the temp gets to low and when the wind blows too hard .

swmft

vermont is having that and the rivers that have hydro are freezing,my sister was without power 30 hours ; glad im in florida

Oldvet

swmft … Yes that is another reason not to put all eggs in one basket ! And the left keeps preaching diversity but I guess that only relates to sex and race !!

musicman44mag

We need nuclear energy if we are not going to use fossil fuels. What really blows me away is how the left thinks that natural gas is bad for the environment too. That is proof enough to me that they are trying to change the power structure and put everything in the dems pocket because natural gas is clean energy.

Oldvet

mm44… Yes I was going to mention that they used to advertise gas as clean energy.

Oldvet

mm …. Didn’t they used to say that trees were good because they created CO2 and now CO2 is bad ?

musicman44mag

you got me on that one. I seem to recall that trees create oxygen and that oxygen is good but I could be wrong. To bad cows are getting a bad wrap now. You take a little cow manure, some vegetables and pig manure if you can get some and put it in a pressure cooker in the sun for a couple hours and you have enough methane to cook dinner.

Oldvet

mm… You are a better cook than I

musicman44mag

LOL, 2.5 minuets to boil water and make a mountain house dinner. LOL

swmft

or you create a democrat
left out horse shit, we know they are full of that

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musicman44mag

I am not sure if you can stack enough in the pot to make one, I know its not big enough to make a politician.

swmft

there does not need to be a brain or guts just hot air and horse shit

Oldvet

swmft … you are bad mouthing a beautiful animal . That should be Jack Ass dung !

swmft

you are right there, just never heard anyone say full of ass shit

Oldvet

swmft … That and chicken shit are the two most perfectly named products in the world !

swmft

that is the other ingredient in a democrat chicken shit

Oldvet

Ope Just what do you think it will take for people to wake up to this greendream BS. ? Wonder how much luck they are having charging those electric cars ?

swmft

the only way for their idea to work would be someone figuring out how to draw electricity directly from the air..tesla coil buy one and never pay for power again …pipe dream but most people are stupid, have you seen a wind turban fail? it is spectacular and causes lots of contamination fire can spread, one of the California wild fires seems to have been started this way

Oldvet

swmft… Yes and they tend to attract lightening when atmospheric conditions are right .

Oldvet

Read where EPA is going to increase restrictions on Diesel Trucks something like 80%

swmft

waiting for manufactures to get epa another black eye like the last one congress did not make this law has no bases in law suck an egg

Oldvet

swmft Hope that’s the way it goes ! Hope this latest winter storm paints a clear enough picture of the nonreliability of everything from utilities to government services for those who can never see past the nose to wake up .

Deplorable Bill

The homeowner was right to get armed AND STAY PUT behind a closed, locked?, door. He had the advantage, he knows his house and the bad guy doesn’t. When the door was kicked in the homeowner gave him two in the chest but forgot about the one in the head. Had this been a bad guy coming after a cop we would be reading about a mag dump of near fifteen rounds. Unless the guy was on the way to the floor, with the shotgun clearly out of his hands, the better choice would have been to keep shooting until… Read more »

Bigfootbob

I’m not sure about mag dumps either. Even though ammo is down from its most recent high, ammo is expensive. You don’t want to be wasteful, right?

However, There’s a reason why my house gun holds 30 rounds, just sayin’.

DunRanull

A “mag dump” would leave one with some ‘splainin to do.. I knew a guy some years back who worked in a late-night liquor store situated in one-nuh them “dicey neighborhoods”.. The area was no stranger to armed robberies, mugging rape and murder. Well late one evening a misfortuneate thug entered the place with a shotgun waving around… my acquaintance opened up with a Browning HiPower- a mag dump of 14 rounds (mostly) center of mass. When the polizei questioned him as to WHY on earth had he fired so many times he told them that “Once the shooting started”… Read more »

Oldvet

Washington Three Substations attacked similar to North Carolina . I do believe it has started . I Do think that they are attacks on this country . After all with a nonexistent southern border who knows what manor of terrorist are roaming around .

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Oldvet

Article did not say they attacked transformers …. yet . Article on YAHOO

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musicman44mag

Ham radio two days ago gentleman said that they shot out a sub station in Montana and 10,000 people were without power. I hear allot of things on the radio I don’t hear on the news like when we were having supply shortages because of covid, Europe was having no problems at all with food or chips and I heard that from multiple countries. One country said that he could not talk about it because if he did, he would loose his license and they would take his station.

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swmft

they listen in now and take down your call sign ,sounds more like eastern europe under cold war than america

musicman44mag

Is it time for armed guards at substations? We have the National Guard, lets put them to work doing this since they cannot protect our borders.

Bigfootbob

Sitting here in the dark. Second time in a week. “Damaged equipment “. We know what that means.

Christmas Day over 7k were out because someone vandalized a substation in Spanaway. There’s 10k+ that’s been effected last time and this time too.

Western Coastal Washington. We’re not like the metrosexuals over east in Pugetopolis. Somebody’s gonna get hurt if this continues.

musicman44mag

I’m sorry you are having to deal with this. The news agencies make me so mad. BLM and Antifag had peaceful protests yet J6 are insurrectionists. The news is calling the people that are destroying our power stations burglars instead of terrorist’s like the should be. A few paragraphs later they even went so far as to say that nothing was stolen. They need to start calling a spade a spade and quit with the favoritism for the terrorist left. Call it what it is. Hope your power comes back soon.

Bigfootbob

Thanks. I’m going to have to invest in a backup battery for my 14’ RV Barn door opener. I keep my company car in there. It’s too damn big to unlatch the lift and open that monster by hand, maybe 20 years ago, but not now. I share your opinion about how the bastard media is reporting on this, you would think that this would require truthful reporting, right? I heard Steve Raible, the Voice of the Seahawks, say once about his other gig as the local nightly news talking head anchor that when he was doing the newscasts he… Read more »

musicman44mag

Ok, I hope this helps. Usually there is another side door that you can open and enter and not just the roll up. I would go to Harbor Freight and get a converter. It takes 12dc volts and turns it into 110ac. Take where the door opener plugs into the ac and plug in an extension cord and run it down to the floor from the opener. Then plug that into the inverter. Go in, turn the power on to the inverter, back the car out, close the door and turn the power off. So long as you have a… Read more »

swmft

a 4000 wat inverter would let him turn on the lights too charge the battery with a small solar panel good to go

musicman44mag

Solar panel wont do him much good right now with all the snow.

swmft

he could use jumpers and charge battery off the workcar, just not safe to start the car with door closed and fuel enrichment for the cold

musicman44mag

Very true. My preference would be a generator. I have one that will run the fridge, freezer and tv. Just cant run all of that and the microwave at the same time but if I have to cook I can use the gas in the motorhome or the microwave in there. Nice having a bug out back up plan on wheels.

Oldvet

mm… If you consider a larger gen , 8,000 watts should be minimum 10,000 even better .

musicman44mag

No room for it but I have a nice genset on my motor home that could run the whole house, heater and dryer and all. Push come to shove and I run out of gas, I will fire up the diesel on the motorhome and warm things up around here quick. When I move that will be part of the plan I think. Solar, wind, natural gas and the power company if it’s available. Let’s not forget wood pellets too. I really like those.

swmft

buy a proptery with a river or stream on or beside it set up a torrent generator , never be without power

musicman44mag

I wish and then you have a water source to drink too depending on how far down stream you are. Would love to get it right at the source.

swmft

the spring is on my land ,was thinking of fitting the torrent in the spring, but did not do to design of generator

musicman44mag

Don’t leave out wind power. a couple of 125 amp alternators, pulley with belt and a 55 gallon plastic drum and some bearings and you can have a pretty good wind generator without spending an arm and a leg or 1.6 trillion dollars.

Oldvet

swmft … That would be nice , but with the drought we have been having there is not much water flowing anywhere near here ,

swmft

the reason for the big diesel, I remember the big southern drought where the everglades were burning , I have a deep well for water backup

Oldvet

mm … Around here a lot of us use Generac (brand name) generators and some of us have started using dual fuel (gas or propane) . Propane stores indefinitely . I recently installed a second 500 gal tank , but then I don’t live in town . These generators are designed so when the power fails they “throw over” and start up automatically .
They can be had to run on natural gas also .

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musicman44mag

Now that’s the cats meow but I can’t do that where I live. I plug everything in with extension cords. I used to turn off the power and I made an adaptor plug that I could plug into the 220 volt for the buzz box and run the entire house but it was illegal for me to do that because I would manually flip of the main breaker. Gotta have permits, and special boxes and all kinds of crap to make it safe for the lineman because you might forget to turn off the main switch to the house and… Read more »

Oldvet

mm… Yes many years ago we had a storm that dropped a pole that put a line low enough a semi truck hooked it {70 mph}. It jerked 27 poles down . Those of us in substation with previous line experience were given boom trucks to go down the line and clear the wreckage so line crews could start rebuilding . Well one business had a generator brought in with out opening the main they were backfeeding out to the line . The linecrew were on their toes and caught it before anyone got hurt .

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swmft

they have problems with back feeds after every hurricane people do not know anything about electricity

swmft

I have a big diesel I bought from government auction ,but put in a torrent water generator so the diesel only runs when I am doing a lot in the shop and need 3phase

musicman44mag

Three phase. That reminds me of my machine shop days and the old lathe and Bridgeport.

swmft

and the cnc,and the 20ton drillpress….you can almost use a spoon to drill a hole with it set to 1/2rpm

musicman44mag

Nice having the CNC. our last machine would do vertical and horizontal without having to change fixtures. I loved watching the aluminum fly and thinking how many hours it would take to make what you saw made in about 15 minuets. Too awesome. Can’t remember the brand but it came from Japan direct with an instructor for a week.

swmft

I can make whatever frame i want no big deal, have done a m1 garand still need to put it in carbon dust and kiln to harden it but all the parts fit ,figuring the broaching cut was hard even with the cnc …a forging is easier on some things I made a lot of scrap

musicman44mag

Ya but once you have it dialed in, you got it over and over again if you keep all the tools sharp, clean and new when they wear down. One of the first things I learned in the machine shop was how to sharpen a broken or dull drill bit. I have saved allot of money using bits I would have thrown away in the last 25 years.

swmft

nice diamond drill sharpener, preset angle ,and oddly adjustable and yes I keep extra bits and mill parts, I do want to buy a hammer forge but would have to build a space for it so not really practical

musicman44mag

Those were the good old days where when you needed something, you made it. I never bought one special tool to work on my fords that had dumber ideas but I built a few in my day.

Oldvet

mm… Ok musicman name that tune , Radio just played government theme song . Hint every step you take .

swmft

you are not paranoid if it is true…….

musicman44mag

Sorry, took a knap at 12 and just got up at 7pm. Every step you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you? Seems like the appropriate theme song for todays government, doesn’t it.

Oldvet

mm… That was my thought when they played it .

Oldvet

mm… Yes we have interlocks for a reason . usually a sliding plate that forces the main breaker to the off position as the generator breaker is switched on .

Oldvet

mm44… It wouldn’t be the first time . During WWII we had a station gaurded 24/7 because it served McConnell AFB . I used to read the log books one day someone reported one round of ammunition missing , about the worst that ever happened . I won’t be saying anything about how to attack a substation , I don’t want to give any ideas .

musicman44mag

During 911 we had all of Mc Clellan AFB protected along with the nuclear power plant. Shame we have to spend money on this kind of stuff but it is a new world today and the socialists want the NWO and will help uncle joe get it any way they can.

Oldvet

mm… I don’t recall if they guarded our nuke plant (wolf creek) during 9/11 . I do recall when they were building it they said they tested the reactor chamber (or one like it) by running a locomotive into it to try to breach it .

Oldvet

mm44 … There are other areas vulnerable too I will not go into detail. They say there are nine substations if taken out would likely put this country in the dark . I Don’t know which they are and don’t want too .

musicman44mag

Well if it is only nine stations then I hope they are protected. I like the fact that our little sub station is in the middle of town. Good luck messing with that. There are houses all around it and with all the camera’s that people have now days, I am sure we would get some good shots of the car maybe the real license plate and the idiots faces if we are lucky.

Oldvet

mm… We have a program called Neighborhood Watch . If your neighbors are unaware it might be a good program to start . They usually put up signs that say We Call the Police . Unfortunately there are other ways to approach the sub.

musicman44mag

Well, strangers wouldn’t know our town and would think that it is a sleepy little town but our police are on the ball and most of them are Xmilitary. They won’t hesitate to shoot your ass if you need it. I wouldn’t put it past the people of our town to do the same thing if someone saw them shooting up a sub station. I can see it now. The officer without saying a word to the person that shot up the perps would say and you saw and heard gun fire and feared for your life, right!!!!!. I do… Read more »

Oldvet

mm44… So far they have been attacking Transmission Subs which feed multiple Distribution Subs like yours .

swmft

Idont know if you remember the sunspots activity that blacked out most of the country in the 70s the load safe guards caused many power plants to go offline domino effect ,I lived neer a peaker plant that came on line so fast it blew out a steam tank, took out a wall of the building

Oldvet

swmft … have been hearing fear of it happening again .

swmft

they hardened some sites , but if they dont protect them all same thing happens

Hazcat

When did this happen? “9:30 at night” leaves about 150 years as possibilities.

Steve

Whenever it happened, it does make a nice Christmas story..

Tionico

details and context narrow it down to somewhere in the past twenty years, more probably the past five. Personally I would guess post covidiocy.

BobS

The linked Pahrump Valley Times story (dateline December 20, 2022) says “Deputies and detectives responded… at approximately 9:42 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15.” That’s specific enough for me.

swmft

lets keep fingers crossed for one less

Finnky

Can you imagine the taxpayer money being 3xpended on medical care of the perp? While $20k (???) for lifeflight May sound expensive, it’s but a nit next to level-1 trauma care! Two in upper chest makes me wonder more specifically- also wonder whether homeowner was using FMJ or cheap HP that fails to expand.

if ever forced to protect yourself, aim smart, shoot straight and carry enough gun with appropriate ammo.

Steve

My thoughts on that too Finnky. At that distance, a .45 using Hornady Critical Defense or something equivalent – 230 grain JHP – yeah, Shawn buddy would not be transported anywhere except the coroners office.

Bigfootbob

I was wondering the same. I would guess the homeowner shot the perp with a small caliber handgun since Brandon has told us that the deadly 9mm round to the chest would blow out the perps lungs.

gsteele

Right – every Democrat politician knows that a 9mm is a fully-automatic weapon of war with pistol grip and barrel shroud that goes up, so it can blow the lungs out and cook the perp with incendiary bullets. To reduce CO2, the homeowners should be required to douse burning perp lungs when they use those military machine gun weapons like 9mm shotguns against underprivileged felons just looking for a meal on a cold night through no fault of their own. Those Dems are experts on these matters.

TGP389

Yeah, but an AR-15’s bullet travels 5x as fast as any other gun’s bullet…

Tionico

Yeah, I recnelty drove my own hurtong self to a hosital AR where tey took a three view plainfil X ray of my smashed finger, another guy looked at the film and for six hindred bucks pronounced one bone broken. Yet a third guy brougnt in a needle and thread and made five VERY crude stitches to sort of close up the split. Total bill six grand. And six hours of MY time. When the bill came in the post I about fell out of my chair. In “justification” for some of the outrageous charges (preventive care, $175.. not itemised)… Read more »

TGP389

Hah! You got nothing on me. After being hit from the rear while stopped at a traffic light about 5 years back, I had some chest pains. My car was totaled, so I elected to ride a meat wagon to the hospital. In the hospital ER, I saw a PA, not a doc. They did a CT, wrote a prescription for Flexeril and discharged me. My bill? Slightly over $41,000. We have to pay for illegals using the ER for head cold and menstrual cramps somehow, you know. I threw the bill in the trash, but the insurance companies settled… Read more »

Bigfootbob

It never ends. I started working in high school in 1969. Just about the time the stupid socialists in the national government decided that employers should make health insurance an operating budget item for the employer. A very stupid move we’re still paying for today. Fast forward to 1991. I was helping a King County private investigator search the Green River between Kanaskat State Park to the Green River Gorge if you’ve ever been there, it’s remarkably beautiful while simultaneously being one of Washington’s most infamous locations because Gary Ridgeway. I slipped and compound fractured my right ankle and had… Read more »

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Finnky

Employers providing health insurance did not come about due to “socialist national government.” In fact you can thank Republicans, more specifically Nixon.
Way back then they responded to inflation by imposing price controls, more notably wage limits. Employers could not raise salaries to attract best workers, so they turned to “benefits.” At that time health care didn’t cost all that much, so health insurance was an easy choice. They also pushed pensions as loose governmental control meant they didn’t book the real costs. Like social security, fixing problems causes significant pain.

Bubba

Should have just waited another 30 minutes before calling the chopper.

swmft

my carries are 45s as well 9mm just does not do enough dammage

DunRanull

Now watch the SOB sue the homeowner!

musicman44mag

if were kommiefornia, I would expect it.

swmft

any leftist state east or west

BillyBobTexas

IF, you are in the only bedroom with people in it….LOCK YOUR BEDROOM DOOR when you go to sleep!! Make the perp make enuff noise trying to get into your bedroom to wake you up. This story guy was fortunately already wakened.

musicman44mag

They life flighted him for emergency services to a trauma center? I would have sent him on the slow boat to china. Now if he survives, the tax payers of that state will get to pay for court fees again and again and feed and clothe him for how long?

Should have let him bleed out or give him the death penalty so more tax dollars are not waisted.

Patriot Solutions

Like the deputy said at my house a few nights ago, ” you gotta do what you gotta do” and that he’ll be happy to come have the corpse removed when it’s done. I’m catching em here before they have a chance to get inside the house. I stayed strapped through it all because I am my own police force. Team Trump is quietly rounding up the occult here and the occult does not like me so I’m finding them outside. Once they are all rounded up the housing crisis here will be solved.

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Ledesma

Well don’t just sit there liberals! Ban Something!