Monday, September 24, 2012

If It's Monday, It Must Be An Addition...

Reader Dan sends this one in. Seems we get DGC additions on Monday. Gotta be something to that, I think...

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.

3 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

I'd say something about the Weekend and the Inner City and Excessive Drinking and Drugging and Lead Times on the News Stories, but I don't want to perpetrate the old "Saturday Night Special" Mythos....

Geodkyt said...

Thhe dad of one of Susan's friend (a local LEO) has been preaching the Gospel of Hornady TAP (as written by Henrico PD) to me at the last couple of events we've run into each other.

Things like a high chest/low throat hit from a 16" carbine at room distance, no exit (5.56mm). IIRC, it's the 75gr load HPD uses.

I don't need that kind of controlled pentration, given the topography and layout of my house, but others could benefit.

TOTWTYTR said...

Another story with a happy ending.

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