Our “Friends” in the Media Strike Again.
For your inspection (h/t: AR15.com):
Intruder fatally shot
Fatality third in Escambia since ‘Stand Your Ground’ law passed
Law enforcement and attorneys say the local nurse who fatally shot an intruder at her Navy Point home Saturday would have been protected by state law before the “Stand Your Ground” law passed.
Then why mention the “Stand Your Ground” law at all? But wait, it gets better!
Rhonda Eubanks, 57, a Baptist Hospital nurse, was alone at her home on the 100 block of N.W. Gilliland Road, in a neighborhood southwest of Sunset Avenue, Sgt. Mike Ward said Tuesday.
Now that we’ve identified and given the location and employer of the shooter…
The woman used a .38-caliber handgun to shoot Vincent Demond Wesley, 29, of Pensacola, in the head as he charged toward her, Ward said. Investigators have no evidence that Eubanks had any formal training in shooting a firearm.
Doesn’t look like she needed any “formal training” does it? But wait – it’s coming…
Assistant State Attorney David Rimmer was at the scene Saturday and saw the location of the body of the intruder, Vincent Demond Wesley, 29, of Pensacola.
“Preliminarily, it looks like a justifiable shooting,” he said. “He was laying face-down, under the carport, only a few feet from her door.
“His head was closest to the door.”
Early evidence indicates that he was shot in the head approaching the woman’s front door, Rimmer said.
The woman was alone at her home — a mauve-shuttered house with a manicured lawn
Now anyone looking for revenge can identify the right house in that “neighborhood Southwest of Sunset Avenue in the 100 block of N.W. Gilliland Rd. – look for the mauve shutters…” But remember – she does head shots.
— about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when Wesley twice tried to enter her house, Escambia deputies said.
By the second attempt, she was armed and ready.
“It’s pretty crazy,” said Sgt. Mike Ward, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “(She) shot and killed the intruder.”
Deputies are not releasing the woman’s name in order to protect her.
But the PRESS IS! AND they’re giving her address, place of work, and description of her HOME! It’s apparently the PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW!
However, through neighborhood interviews, investigators have pieced together a series of events that ended with Wesley’s death outside the house on the 100 block of N.W. Gilliland Road near Jardine Road. The neighborhood is southwest of Sunset Avenue.
Just in case you MISSED THE ADDRESS THE FIRST TIME!
Starting about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wesley argued with someone whom investigators and neighbors could not identify.
Neighbor Debbie Palmer, 27, said she heard a gunshot as she was eating spaghetti at her neighbor’s apartment on Jardine Road, which is next door to Wesley’s apartment.
Before the gunfire, she heard someone beating on the shared wall and throwing items.
About 7:45 p.m., Wesley entered the backyard of the N.W. Gilliland Road home, deputies said in a report.
Wesley attempted to enter the home, startling the woman. Then he left and attempted to carjack a vehicle driving past the house, the report stated.
Neighbors confirmed that scenario, saying Wesley attempted to steal several empty vehicles before the attempted carjacking.
“I believe he got what he had coming to him,” Palmer said. “He had no right to steal anybody’s vehicle or anything.”
When the carjacking didn’t work, Wesley returned to the Gilliland Road home and began charging at the woman, who had retrieved a firearm, the sheriff’s report stated.
Fearing for her safety, the woman shot him dead.
The shooting death is the third of this type in Escambia County since the “Stand Your Ground” law was passed Oct. 1, Ward said.
The Florida statute — the first of its kind in the United States — allows the use of deadly force when a person reasonably believes it’s necessary to prevent the commission of a “forcible felony.”
Uh, “first of its kind?” Hardly. It’s not even the most recent.
Richard Piovesan, 44, of Pensacola died in a shooting on Oct. 12, which was 11 days after the law passed. He was shot following an argument with a neighbor over money and a piece of wood.
Tyrone Fyoungious Preyer, 29, of Pensacola died in March by gunfire as he broke into an occupied home.
The most recent event has at least one neighbor thinking about protecting himself.
Since March, Charles Robbins, 50, has resided across the street from Saturday’s shooting.
So now you know where HE lives…
“I’ve been considering buying a gun ever since I moved here,” Robbins said. “This kind of tilts it in that direction. I’ve had my eye on a .45 (caliber handgun) in a pawn shop.”
Get the pistol, Mr. Robbins. Everyone who reads the paper now knows where you live and that you’re unarmed.
Read the comments. Some are excellent.
And remember: This would never happen in England. Ms. Eubanks would be sitting in a cell right now. Or more likely would be the victim of a violent crime, instead.
If you have anything to say to the “reporter” her email address is [email protected]
The dead perp:
DC Number: 312116
Name: WESLEY, VINCENT D
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Weight: 171 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/01/1976
Release Facility: OKALOOSA C.I.
Release Date: 04/02/2006
||Community Supervision Length
||AGG BATTERY/W/DEADLY WEAPON
||0Y 12M 0D
0Y 18M 0D
||GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000
||0Y 12M 0D
||GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000
||0Y 18M 0D
||RESISTING OFFICER W/VIOLEN.
||0Y 12M 0D
A choir boy he was not.