Local Homeowner Kills Home Invader with a 22 Rifle after he breaks through Front Door

Local Homeowner Kills Home Invader with a 22 Rifle after he breaks through Front Door

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    Local Homeowner Kills Home Invader with a 22 Rifle after he breaks through Front Door

    A man in nearby Coos Bay, OR shot and killed a transient after the man broke through his front door and entered his home. The homeowner, who police have refused to name, then fired two warning shots, in an attempt to frighten the man off. However, these shots failed to deter him.

    As the transient continued to come forward, the homeowner then fired a single shot into the intruder's chest, fatally wounding him.

    This all happened at 5:30am in the morning.

    Interesting that an intruder would continue to advance even after warning shots are fired. Why didn't the warning shots stop him and make him leave the home?

    Here is a link to a video news report about the incident:

    Coos homeowner shoots intruder - Breaking News, Local News, Local Weather, Local Sports

    And here is a link to another report:

    Man fatally shoots intruder at Coos County home; D.A. say it's justified | OregonLive.com


    It is also interesting that the homeowner was able to successfully defend himself using just a .22 caliber rifle. I guess that even a .22 LR can be a man killer with good shot placement.


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    Interesting that an intruder would continue to advance even after warning shots are fired. Why didn't the warning shots stop him and make him leave the home?
    Drugged up maybe?
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    many of the transient population have significant substance abuse and/or mental health issues
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    Good for the homeowner. I guess it shows that any caliber is better than none, and that shot placement is king. I have a wife and 8 year old daughter here--and it may sound harsh, but there will be NO warning shots at my house!
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    Any sized round can kill if placed right. The 22 was
    used by assassins for years.

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    Pretty darn lucky especially if he was hoped up on drugs. One darn good shot and shot placement. All the more reason to keep that Mossy 500 with pistol grips and heavy 12GA 00 buck ready to roll.
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    All good except the warning shots. Two chances to hit something you do not want to hit, plus two shots wasted in the event you needed to keep shooting!
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    22 thru the heart results in a lot less after incident cleanup.12 gauge 00 buck in chest requires new carpet at the very least
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    All good except the warning shots. Two chances to hit something you do not want to hit, plus two shots wasted in the event you needed to keep shooting!
    I was thinking along the lines of two holes to repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    I was thinking along the lines of two holes to repair
    I would gladly repair a couple holes, but you can't bring those warning shots back, there usually is a house nearby, a car going down the street, any number of things that you could hit with them and totally screw up your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy32 View Post
    Any sized round can kill if placed right. The 22 was
    used by assassins for years.
    Local firearms instructor says there are three key factors to defending yourself with a firearm.
    1. Shot placement
    2. Shot placement
    3. Shot placement
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    All good except the warning shots.
    From the standpoint of Strategy and Tactics, no, you don't want to waste ammo - especially with such a small caliber. And there was a famous home invasion robbery here in my city where the two homeowners had to really battle it out with a pair of perps, and the wife used a Ruger MKII, having to dump all 10 into one of the perps to stop him. So there's that.

    On the other hand, the way people talk around here, sounds like they're just itching for an excuse to empty that clip into a dirtbag!

    And I'll betcha dollars to donuts that the homeowner in this story probably really didn't feel like killing anybody, and that those first two shots were not only warning shots, but also his way of psyching himself up to fire on the BG. You know, some people freeze and can't shoot at all - like that cop in the video Piazza uses on his website ("stop yelling and start shooting").

    Train all you want, train all you can, but how you'll react when it's time is something you won't know for sure until it happens. If a couple of punk kids are causing a threat on my property, I just might send a round of #1 Buck over their heads, on the off chance it means I don't have to splatter 'em all over the place. It would totally depend on the nature of the threat and the situation as it's unfolding. There is no "generic" case for this.

    My training is to not point and not put my finger on the trigger unless I fully intend to shoot - that's a rule. But in an actual event, it's going to be my decision what I do and I could very well decide to warn with a shot. I won't criticize or second-guess the homeowner in this incident because I'm not him and I wasn't there.
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    Never confuse a .22lr out of a rifle and a pistol, they are two different birds altogether. Still Placement is key.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Good for that homeowner to keep a clear head a effectively use what he had available to take down the BG. It wouldn't be my top choice but I can put several accurate rounds on target real quick with my 10/22. And I don't believe in wasting~I mean warning shots.

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    A .22 rimfire killing BGs is a pretty common thing. I remember a show made in the 80s which was based on a true story where a teenager used a leveraction .22 to kill two or three people who broke into his house when he was home alone after school. A .22 LR in a rifle will get it done. It may be the most useful and versatile round on the face of the planet.
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