Good for him.
This is a discussion on GOOD: 71 y/o Protects Himself With A Gun - West Jackson, MS within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Man, 71, shoots accused burglar | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger An elderly west Jackson resident who was attacked by a burglar two years ago shot ...
Man, 71, shoots accused burglar | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-LedgerGood for Mr. Chinn.An elderly west Jackson resident who was attacked by a burglar two years ago shot a man Wednesday he suspected of breaking into his Pleasant Avenue home.
Police say the resident, identified by relatives as 71-year-old Edwin Chinn, was protecting himself when he shot Ricky Braggs.
Chinn's daughter, Sheryl Lenoir, said he lives by himself and had been burglarized and shot about two years ago.
"He got shot in the back, but he was able to beat (the attacker) down with a bat or something," she said. Chinn was not available for comment Wednesday, and his daughter said he was uncertain whether he would continue to live in the house.
Braggs, 34, has been accused of breaking into Chinn's home through his kitchen window just before noon Wednesday. Chinn's home is near Galloway Elementary School and the Player and Playerettes Club. Police said Braggs lived in the neighborhood.
Jackson police said Chinn shot Braggs once in the abdomen and once in the arm. Bullet holes were visible through the wall on the south side of the house.
Following the shooting, Braggs ran about two blocks before collapsing behind a house in the 1900 block near Woodrow Wilson Boulevard. He was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
"His wounds are not considered life-threatening," Jackson police spokesman Sgt. Jeffery Scott said.
Police will charge Braggs with house burglary once he is released from the hospital, Scott said.
Investigators detained Chinn for questioning but did not charge him, citing the Castle Doctrine law that allows residents to defend themselves and their property against perceived attacks.
Neighbors described Chinn as a "sweet, old man" who kept to himself.
"He would speak to you, but mostly he stayed over (on his property)," Natalie Spann said.
Braggs was convicted in Hinds County in August 1995 on two counts of business burglary and sentenced to four years in prison followed by three years of probation, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records. His probation was revoked twice in 1997 for violations.
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Good for him.
Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher
"A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
Felon stopped and citizen still standing, uninjured. That's the proper result. Kudos to keeping his "left" up.
When are these BG's going to learn that seniors are sick and tired of being taken advantage of?
John Steinbeck issued a warning that all should remember:
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
The first time you aren't armed and prepared may be the last time you wished you were.