Gwinnett home invasion fatality investigated
Gwinnett police found a man fatally shot outside an apartment unit early Saturday and were questioning a tenant who said he (tenant) was the victim of a home invasion.
Police identified the dead man as Bobby Smith Jr., 21. The shooting occurred around 3:10 a.m. at the Wesley Saint Clair Apartments on Sweetwater Road.
Channel 2 Action News said police believe the un identified tenant, who neighbors said recently moved to the complex, acted in self-defense.
Yeah, folks coming into your apartment uninvited at 3AM is almost never a good thing. I wonder if it was a case of "Sumdood used to live here" - whether they had intended to rob a former acquaintance or something who used to live in that apartment? It really doesn't matter - the good guy survived, the bad guy paid the ultimate price for his life of crime, and it looks like the good guy won't get charged.
Later in the article it is mentioned that rounds fired went through the door into another apartment, without injuries. That was always my biggest fear living in an apartment complex - both doors were directly across from another apartment, and anything larger than rimfire would go right through the dinky walls and doors they had there. Now it's nowhere near of an issue - few neighbors, and nothing anywhere even close to my line of sight with the front door of the house - but backstop is a consideration in making home defense plans.
Always remember Rule 4...
Dead Goblin Count: 326
That is all.