The More of This There is Now, the Less There Will Be in the Future

AlphaPatriot mentioned this story, but I had to hunt down the link.

Home invader shot to death

By Bill Dries

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July 12, 2003

One man was shot to death and another was wounded after they forced a man inside his East Memphis home Friday night, police said.

The shooting was at 4555 Dunn near Perkins and Willow.

Insp. Richard Sojourner said the shooting came after two men confronted the resident of the Dunn home at a Union Planters ATM at Perkins and Quince. They ordered him to withdraw money, but the machine kept his ATM card.

They forced the man back into his car, Sojourner said, and went to another ATM, where the same thing happened with a second ATM card.

The two then forced him to drive them to his home to get some money, and when they went inside, the resident pulled a gun and shot both of them.

Police would not release the identities of any of the three.

The shooting marked the latest in a series of incidents in which homeowners have shot attackers who broke into their homes or forced the residents inside.

Among them:

William Ronnie Payne, 45, was shot to death when he tried to force his way into a home at 4212 Warbonnet Wednesday night.

Kevin Martrell Humphrey, 19, was killed and a second suspect was injured June 13 when they tried to force their way into a home at 2959 Lark.

David Ronald Washington, 44, identified by police as the so-called East Memphis cat burglar, was shot to death when he broke into a home at 3980 Wildwind Cove about 2:35 a.m. June 13.

Gee, it almost looks like a trend! And two in one day!

The unnamed shooter had big brass ones, and I applaud his efforts.

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