Burglar shot while fleeing from home in stolen vehicle
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (KOIN) -- Polk County Sheriff's Deputies found a man dead Sunday morning on Halls Ferry Road outside of independence, Oregon after they say he burglarized at least two homes Saturday evening.
In a press release sent to KOIN 6 News, detectives say that 19 year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem was going to visit family who lived on the farm when he entered and burglarized a home on Independence Highway.Okay, now, I know what you're thinking here. "Why isn't this a DGC, Jay? Was the shooter in Law Enforcement? A prohibited person? Why doesn't this make the cut?" Well, in order for a shooting to add to the Dead Goblin Count, there has to actually *be* a shooter...
Det. Williams with the Polk County Sheriff's Department tells KOIN 6 News that they believe a piece of the shotgun was caught in the trigger area of the AR-15. While crossing the field the truck hit a bump causing the weapon to fire once striking and killing Mendoza.
They found the deceased goblin in the truck with the transmission in gear and the engine still running. Let's assume for the sake of argument that the forensic evidence supports the idea that this was a (somewhat) self-inflicted wound (i.e. no .223" holes through the door skin of the truck or anything). Now, I have a shotgun and an AR-15, and I'll be damned if I could figure out how on earth this could happen. The only thing I can come up with is that maybe the AR has an extended trigger guard and a light trigger.
Sometimes, stupid kills; sometimes it even kills someone who deserves it.
That is all.