Man kills sledgehammer wielding intruder

This is a discussion on Man kills sledgehammer wielding intruder within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...WS01/303230014 HAMILTON -- Jamie Buck was asleep early Friday when a sledgehammer shattered his side door’s window and a stranger burst into his rented home, ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37

Thread: Man kills sledgehammer wielding intruder

  1. #1
    Moderator
    Array buckeye .45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,400

    Man kills sledgehammer wielding intruder

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...WS01/303230014

    HAMILTON -- Jamie Buck was asleep early Friday when a sledgehammer shattered his side door’s window and a stranger burst into his rented home, demanding money or jewelry.

    That was the last demand Millard Brandenburg would ever make.

    Brandenburg, 31, was shot to death inside Buck’s Bishop Avenue home early Friday, seven weeks after Brandenburg’s latest release from jail. A preliminary investigation suggests the shooting was justified, authorities say.

    Buck, who told police he was hit in the head with the sledgehammer, was treated at Fort Hamilton Hospital. He told police in a 911 call that he shot the intruder.

    Brandenburg suffered a fatal gunshot to the head, three shots in the chest and a fifth shot in the left side, Butler County Coroner Richard Burkhardt said.

    Brandenburg tested positive for alcohol use; tests showing his blood-alcohol level and any other drugs were being processed, the coroner said.

    The deadly encounter between Buck and Brandenburg follows a similar incident in Covington earlier this week, in which a man fatally shot an acquaintance. In the Hamilton case, Buck told police the intruder was a stranger.

    So far, it appears both men were acting in self-defense and are unlikely to face charges, authorities said.

    But that’s not always the case. Damon Lloyd, 39, goes on trial Monday in Warren County. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter for shooting David Brian Richardson, 46, in the side yard of his Turtlecreek Township home last fall.

    Alan Gottlieb, president of KeepAndBearArms.com, said many home invasions end quietly when a gun-toting resident scares away the intruder.

    “The only cases that get any news are the ones where the police are called up and there’s blood on the floor,” he said.

    In the Hamilton case, Buck, 33, appears to have been defending himself, said Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper.

    But Piper said he is waiting for police to finish investigating before he decides what to do. If the investigation upholds Buck’s account of self-defense, Piper could file no charges – or he could let a grand jury decide.

    Buck, who works as a roofer, called 911 and calmly told police: “This guy broke into my house…He tried to kill me with a sledgehammer, sir…He is lying dead in my kitchen.”

    Lee North, a 34-year-old friend of Buck, came out of Buck’s home Friday morning and said, “That dude died right there on the kitchen floor. The whole kitchen’s blood.”

    North said he saw a trail of blood from the kitchen to a bedroom.

    Buck was wearing a white bandage around his head when he came home around 9:30 a.m. to get some belongings.

    “Everything’s fine. I’m OK. Thank you,” he said, waving off news reporters as he climbed into a relative’s van.

    A next-door neighbor, Chris Perkins, said he heard a loud bang followed by four gunshots.

    Perkins’ wife, Lucinda, described Buck as “very fun, very friendly…I have no idea why they would pick on him.”

    Brandenburg lived with his mother on 6th Street in Hamilton.

    During the past decade, he had been cited into Hamilton Municipal Court on more than two dozen offenses including traffic citations, ethnic intimidation, assault, resisting arrest and forgery.

    Brandenburg served two state prison terms; for a drug conviction and failing to pay child support. He was last released from prison in May, but was locked up in Resolutions, Butler County’s minimum security jail, from July 12 until Feb. 2 for failing to comply with police orders, officials said.

    As of late Friday, officials weren’t saying if they knew what led Brandenburg to Buck’s doorstep.
    Sounds justified, hopefully the whole investigation continues to think so. Since he got clocked with a sledgehammer in the head, he's lucky he was able to fire and didn't get KO'd. Another BG bites the dust, he didn't last long out of jail, and apparently missed the B&E 101 class about not robbing armed citizens in Crime School.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

    Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
    NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array Miggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Miami-Dade, FL
    Posts
    6,258
    Brandenburg suffered a fatal gunshot to the head, three shots in the chest and a fifth shot in the left side, Butler County Coroner Richard Burkhardt said.
    I'd say that was some nice under-stress shooting.

    But Piper said he is waiting for police to finish investigating before he decides what to do. If the investigation upholds Buck’s account of self-defense, Piper could file no charges – or he could let a grand jury decide
    Smells like weasel time. "I didn't do it, it was the Grand Jury."
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
    Signed: Me!

  4. #3
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    43,834

    Let's Hear It For Mr. Buck...



    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array ccw9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    24,223
    No desire, here, to cheer for a death, but this is the desired outcome when a felon forces a brutal decision on the innocent. It's the felon or the citizen. I'd also choose: citizen.

    Bad guy: RIP (rot in perpetuity).
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Array mech1369dlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    610
    And another one's gone,
    And another one's gone,
    Another one bites the dust.
    HEY HEY

    One to the head, three to the chest, and one to the side. Must have taken his practice sessions seriously.
    Last edited by mech1369dlw; March 23rd, 2007 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Write in english
    A person is justified in the use of deadly force, if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or a third person.

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array Tom G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    2,375
    I wouldn't want to kill any one under any circumstances. It looks like Brandenberg didn't learn from his first experence in jail. He also hit the victim with the sledge hammer. This sounds like s justified shooting.

  8. #7
    New Member Array shovel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    columbia sc
    Posts
    13

    Talking On your side.

    Glad you pulled through the hammer to the head. Maybe some of these bad guys will wake up. We are no longer sheep, we are armed sheep dogs!!!!

  9. #8
    Member Array Gadfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    I wouldn't want to kill any one under any circumstances. It looks like Brandenberg didn't learn from his first experence in jail. He also hit the victim with the sledge hammer. This sounds like s justified shooting.
    Darwin's been sleeping on the job lately . . . somebody's gotta thin the herd.
    Don't forget to bow as the chariot passes.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array PatrioticRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Rigby, Idaho
    Posts
    5,142
    One less criminal to worry about.
    Μολὼν λαβέ

    USN 78-82/USAF 82-93 Medically Retired
    Desert Shield/Desert Storm
    DAV Life Member
    NRA Life Member

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array BruceGibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Northwest Florida
    Posts
    938
    Sounds like a well-ventilated dirtbag. Good riddance.

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array Sig 210's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southwestern OK
    Posts
    2,008
    Good shooting.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array Cupcake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,164
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post


    ret
    HIP HIP...HOORAY!
    Spend few minutes learning about my journey from Zero to Athlete in this mini documentary!
    Then check out my blog! www.BodyByMcDonalds.com

    Cupcake - 100 pound loser, adventurer, Ironman Triathlete.

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array Cupcake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,164
    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    No desire, here, to cheer for a death, but this is the desired outcome when a felon forces a brutal decision on the innocent. It's the felon or the citizen. I'd also choose: citizen.

    I cheer not for for death, but for the successfully protected life of an honest, hardworking guy.
    Last edited by Team American; March 24th, 2007 at 11:30 AM.
    Spend few minutes learning about my journey from Zero to Athlete in this mini documentary!
    Then check out my blog! www.BodyByMcDonalds.com

    Cupcake - 100 pound loser, adventurer, Ironman Triathlete.

  15. #14
    VIP Member
    Array Miggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Miami-Dade, FL
    Posts
    6,258
    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    I cheer not for for death, but for the successfully protected life of an honest, hardworking guy.
    Hear Hear!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
    Signed: Me!

  16. #15
    Member Array Geezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    somewhere
    Posts
    478
    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    No desire, here, to cheer for a death, but this is the desired outcome when a felon forces a brutal decision on the innocent. It's the felon or the citizen. I'd also choose: citizen.

    Bad guy: RIP (rot in perpetuity).
    I'll have to cheer for you !!!! Need a lot more.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Good : WV Man Kills Intruder
    By JoJoGunn in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 29th, 2010, 04:24 PM
  2. Moorhead man kills intruder
    By kurtsara in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 20th, 2009, 04:16 PM
  3. Colorado homeowner kills intruder.
    By luv_jeeps in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: August 25th, 2006, 11:07 PM
  4. Melbourne, Fla Man Kills Intruder
    By XD40 in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 21st, 2006, 12:42 PM
  5. 84-year-old kills intruder
    By S.O. Interceptor in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 18th, 2005, 04:02 PM

Search tags for this page

guy kills guy sledgehammer

,

homeowner hits intruder with sledge hammer and is charged

,

jamie buck hamilton

,

man in arizona kills intruder in self defense in arizona

,

millard lee brandenburg shooting in hamilton ohio

,

millard lee brandenburg shot

,

sabinal man kills home intruder june

Click on a term to search for related topics.