GOOD: Gilbert man fends off would-be burglar

GOOD: Gilbert man fends off would-be burglar

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    A Coolidge man was shot twice when he reportedly forced his way into a Gilbert house near Higley and Riggs roads Tuesday morning.

    Richard Lopez, 24, knocked on the homeowner's front door in the 3000 block of East Ravenswood Drive sometime around 10:17 a.m. Gilbert police say that the homeowner armed himself when Lopez began kicking in the front door.

    Lopez entered the house and, during the ensuing confrontation, he was shot in the face and his upper torso, according to Sgt. Mark Marino of Gilbert police.

    Lopez then fled the scene and his brother, Mark Vega, 18, drove him to the hospital, according to a police report. Vega was taken into custody at Gilbert Mercy Medical Center, and Lopez was transported to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Police did not specify a motive for the break-in but they are investigating the brothers for possible involvement in burglaries in the East Valley, Marino said.

    Marino said at this time the homeowner won't be charged by the Gilbert police.
    Not charged at this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIA45 View Post
    Not charged at this time?
    Huh?

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    Shot in the face and torso with non threatening injuries?what did he shoot him with a super soaker water gun,a paintball gun,a dart gun,a BB gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Shot in the face and torso with non threatening injuries?what did he shoot him with a super soaker water gun,a paintball gun,a dart gun,a BB gun
    I was thinking the same thing. Either he's a terrible shot, the BG is Superman, or the guy used little Jimmy's Red Rider BB gun.

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    I guess this may make some headway in the 'which calibur' debate.

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    Maybe he winged him in the earlobe and grazed his shoulder or something. Either way, the BG was pretty lucky they homeowner wasn't a better shot.

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    Does anyone know what he armed himself with? From the description is almost sounds like a shotgun with birdshot.

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    Homeowner might want to think about upgrading from the .410 shotty for home defense!
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    He armed himself and stopped the threat! Isn't that the objective? Whatever he used, it worked!

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    Second hand report: he apparently had a shotty. Loaded with what???? Dunno yet...

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    The threat WAS stopped, just not permanently like Ted Nugent would recommend.
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    wow...what a lucky guy (both of them!) however, i'm going to shoot to stop a BG...not piss him off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpetop View Post
    He armed himself and stopped the threat! Isn't that the objective? Whatever he used, it worked!
    Against THIS guy, yeah. But what if the next guy is 6' 4" and weighs 300#? Throw in some meth, PCP, or heroin then maybe a few shots of Bonded Kentucky Drain Opener and you have a guy who is going to be really tough to stop. ALWAYS USE ENOUGH GUN!!
    Last edited by Rusty Bouquett; December 10th, 2008 at 08:16 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Bouquett View Post
    Against THIS guy, yeah. But what if the next guy is 6' 4" and weighs 300#? Throw in some meth, PCP, or heroin then maybe a few shots of Bonded Kentucky Drain Opener and you have a guy who is going to be really tough to stop. ALWAYS USE ENOUGH GUN!!
    HE USED ENOUGH GUN! THE THREAT WAS STOPPED! We don't know how big the perp was, if he was liquored up or doped up. We don't know what weapon was used. All we know is that the perp was stopped. to the victim for defending himself.

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