Dallas Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar in His Living Room

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    Dallas Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar in His Living Room

    DALLAS, Texas -- Dallas police said they will likely not press charges against a Lakewood man who shot and killed a burglar in his home Thursday morning.

    The man and his wife were sleeping in their townhome in the 6100 block of Tremont Avenue when they heard a noise around 2:30 a.m.

    Police said the man went downstairs to investigate and found a man trying to take a flat screen television off the wall in his living room.

    The burglar had apparently pried open a window to get inside.

    "This is a crime of opportunity," said Lt. Ray Beaudreault, DPD. "I don't know why he decided to pick this location. Apparently, it wasn't a wise choice."

    The homeowner shot the suspect several times -- the 21-year-old man walked to the front porch where he collapsed.

    He was transported to Baylor Medical Center but died of his wounds.

    Police said the homeowner had the right to protect himself and his property.

    FOX 4's Saul Garza said he spoke with the homeowner who was very shaken up.

    The case will be referred to a Grand Jury which will make the final decision on whether to issue an indictment.
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    When will the idiots learn.
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    good shoot, went straight for the flatscreen
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    Wonder what he hit him with several times that he was able to stagger to the front porch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockstock View Post
    good shoot, went straight for the flatscreen
    From flat screen to flat line. The Lakewood area is full of nice, pricey, homes but it is surrounded by not so good areas.

    I heard about this on the radio this morning, but all they said was "A Dallas homeowner shoots and kills a would-be robber..."
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    Hope he didn't get a pass thru and hit the flat screen!
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    Wow, I just live a little ways north of where this happened.
    Nice old homes in this area.
    Glad I live in Texas

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    Curious minds wish to know.
    1. What he shot him with?
    2. How many rounds are several?
    3. Why was the guy able to stagger to the porch after "several rounds"??
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    Even people shot thru the heart have been known to run quite a ways before dropping,depending on circumstances the guy may not drop til he bleeds out.
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    I think the actual Texas definition of several refers to the magazines used, not bullet count
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    Curious minds wish to know.
    1. What he shot him with?
    2. How many rounds are several?
    3. Why was the guy able to stagger to the porch after "several rounds"??
    I can only help with #3.

    Because this was real-life and not Hollywood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    I can only help with #3.

    Because this was real-life and not Hollywood.

    A recent example: Briton survives being shot five times at point-blank range in bungled Marbella assassination attempt | Mail Online
    I'm sorry I was trying to be a little sarcastic. I realize this was a "Real Life" story, was just trying to make light with a little sarcastic humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I think the actual Texas definition of several refers to the magazines used, not bullet count

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    Why did the BG walk away? Shot placement.

    From FBI Handgun Wounding Factors Effectiveness

    Projectiles incapacitate by damaging or destroying the central nervous system, or by causing lethal blood loss. A bullet through the central nervous system with any caliber of ammunition is likely to be immediately incapacitating.footnote 1 Even a .22 rimfire penetrating the brain will cause immediate incapacitation in most cases.

    With the exceptions of of hits to the brain or upper spinal cord, the concept of reliable and reproducible immediate incapacitation of the human target by gunshot wounds to the torso is a myth. footnote 1
    In fact, physiological factors may actually play a relatively minor role in achieving rapid incapacitation. Barring CNS hits, there is no physiological reason for an individual to be incapacitated by even a fatal wound, until blood loss is sufficient to drop blood pressure and/or the bain is deprived of oxygen. The effect of pain, which could contribute greatly to incapacitation, are commonly delayedin the aftermath of serious injury such as a gunshot wound. The body engages survival patterns, the well known “fight or flight” syndrome. Pain is irrelevant and is commonly suppressed until some time later.


    Footnote 1 Wound Ballistics Workshop “9mm vs. .45 Auto”, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA September 1987. Conclusion of the Workshop.

    Following the September 1987 Wound Ballistics Seminar…
    Conclusions
    Physiologically, no caliber or bullet is certain to incapacitate any individual unless the brain is hit. Psychologically, some individuals can be incapacitated by minor or small caliber wounds. Those individuals who are stimulated by fear, adrenaline, drugs, alcohol, and/or sheer will and survival determination may not be incapacitated even if mortally wounded.

    The will to survive and to fight despite horrific damage to the body is commonplace on the battlefield, and on the street. Barring a hit to the brain, the only way to force incapacitation is to cause sufficient blood loss that the subject can no longer function, and that takes time. Even if the heart is instantly destroyed, there is sufficient oxygen in the brain to support full and complete voluntary action for 10-15 seconds.

    Kinetic energy does not wound. Temporary cavity does not wound. The much discussed "shock" of bullet impact is a fable and "knock down" power is a myth. The critical element is penetration. The bullet must pass through the large, blood bearing organs and be of sufficient diameter to promote rapid bleeding. Penetration less than 12 inches is too little, and, in the words of two of the participants in the 1987 Wound Ballistics Workshop, "too little penetration will get you killed." Given desirable and reliable penetration, the only way to increase bullet effectiveness is to increase the severity of the wound by increasing the size of hole made by the bullet. Any bullet which will not penetrate through vital organs from less than optimal angles is not acceptable. Of those that will penetrate, the edge is always with the bigger bullet.
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    Funny how people think alike...

    The home owner was thinking HD (home defense)...

    The dirtbag was also thinking HD (high definition)...

    What we have here is a failure to communicate!

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