GOOD:Home invasion victim fights back SC
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GREEN POND, SC (WCSC) - "I wasn't trying to really kill anybody but I was trying to hit ...
November 27th, 2008 04:18 PM
GOOD:Home invasion victim fights back SC
By Anthony Miller - Live 5 News
GREEN POND, SC (WCSC) - "I wasn't trying to really kill anybody but I was trying to hit him"
That's what Willie Gadsden had to say about the attempted robbery at his Colleton County home Monday morning.
Police say a suspected thief tried to climb into his house through this back window.
Thanks to Gadsden, he didn't get very far.
"I heard the window went up - that's when I went and got my gun," said Gadsden.
"I had the gun on him, asked him if he was looking for something, and I popped him." said Gadsden.
After he shot, Gadsden said he ran to his front door only to see two people running in the woods.
Deputies say the suspected thief was shot and treated at the Colleton Medical Center and will be ok.
The Colleton County sheriff's office arrested three suspects in connection to the crime.
20-year-old Larry Speaks was charged with second degree burglary.
Two other juvenile suspects, one 15 the other 16, were also arrested and charged.
Gadsden says he was on guard because of other robberies in his tight knit community.
"I don't know if it's the same little group of people but it's been going on around this area for a good while," said Gadsden.
And while the father of four doesn't apologize for what he did.
"What was going through my head? It's either me or them," said Gadsden.
He hopes that 15-year-old who was shot reflects on this incident and takes a new lease on life.
"These young guys need to stop this while they have a chance, only God saved this guy yesterday. This is a wake-up call for him," said Gadsden.
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Good the the home owner. The little scumbag is lucky to be alive. Maybe this will wake him up but, I doubt it.
November 27th, 2008 04:18 PM
November 27th, 2008 04:38 PM
He'll be back at it as soon as he heals and serves his 2 weeks probation.
I'm sure that wasn't his first...but hopefully, the next one WILL be his last.
Stay armed...no mercy...stay safe!
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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November 27th, 2008 05:24 PM
The homeowner is saying all of these things to the news? He's obviously not being very well-represented by legal counsel, yet. Though a "castle law" state, he might want to reconsider speaking such things to the press, including comments like "... and I popped him" and "... wasn't really trying to kill anybody."
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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November 27th, 2008 05:27 PM
CCW i was thinking the same thing. His statments were very.....uh..... un PC
The choices you make today define you of who you are tommorow
When you see the light at the end of the tunnel your life is not over..... it is just about to begin
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November 27th, 2008 08:02 PM
Let me get this out of the way:
"He's a goooddd boy."
"He was planning on attending college in the fall."
"He had some bad companions."
(optional) "He wanted to be a rapper."
November 27th, 2008 08:26 PM
Originally Posted by retsupt99
I've never been shot at close range while I was climbing through a window, but especially at a young age, when you probably don't expect it, it must be worse than scary; and then there is the pain ...
and the nightmares especially if the wound is deep enough and the temporary or permanent incapacitation.
Maybe a 50% chance, I am generous on this Thanksgiving day !
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
November 28th, 2008 08:21 PM
You forgot, "He was turning his life around for the better."
Originally Posted by Guns and more
November 29th, 2008 07:21 PM
or "He'd never do anything to harm someone."
-Never insult a man you are not prepared to fight, and never fight a man you are not prepared to kill.
November 29th, 2008 10:22 PM
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
He has nothing to fear... BG was coming in the window at night. Justified.
SECTION 16-11-440. Presumption of reasonable fear of imminent peril when using deadly force against another unlawfully entering residence, occupied vehicle or place of business. [SC ST SEC 16-11-440]
(D) A person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter a person's dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle is presumed to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60.
SECTION 16-11-450. Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil actions; law enforcement officer exception; costs. [SC ST SEC 16-11-450]
(A) A person who uses deadly force as permitted by the provisions of this article or another applicable provision of law is justified in using deadly force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of deadly force
, unless the person against whom deadly force was used is a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his official duties and he identifies himself in accordance with applicable law or the person using deadly force knows or reasonably should have known that the person is a law enforcement officer.
You guys also need to realize that this small town is VERY small and rural. Green Pond is a dot on a map. These people are small town folk and speak their mind.
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November 30th, 2008 01:16 AM
You got that right. I live in SC and didn't know where Green Pond was until I looked on a map a few minutes ago.
Originally Posted by XD in SC
December 1st, 2008 04:53 AM
"You guys also need to realize that this small town is VERY small and rural. Green Pond is a dot on a map. These people are small town folk and speak their mind."
A dot an the map might be bigger than Green Pond!!!!!!
You are correct, if he was in fear of his life or those in his residence and the BG was coming in through the window he is justified.
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