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‘I’ll cut your head off, dude, if you even move’: Homeowner flips the script on intruder who could have choked him to death

Travis McKee told KHQ-TV he opened the door of his home Friday night in Spokane, Washington, to find a stranger — 36-year-old Randall Davis — asking for a cigarette.

And just moments later, McKee said he was in a battle for his life.

“He got on top of me and just pounded me for 10 minutes,” he noted to KHQ. “The side of my face … he had me in some kind of hold where my chin was pressed against my neck, and I couldn’t get any air.”

Turns out Davis is a convicted felon with a history of assault, the station said. But all McKee likely was considering at the time was how to stay alive, as Spokane police said he began to lose consciousness amid the intruder’s grip, KHQ said.

What happened next?

Enter McKee’s faithful dog, Mutt, who gave his owner a spark of mental clarity — so to speak.

“When my dog came up and bit my leg, it woke me up,” McKee told the station. “I remembered I had that knife in my pocket. I got my knees under me and started to try to kind of worm my way out of [the intruder’s grip]. It was just a last ditch effort. I was going to die.”

Davis still had McKee pinned to the floor, but McKee managed to slash at his attacker’s arm, stomach, and neck until he let go, KHQ said.

It gets better

Believe it or not, the beaten-down victim who may have died in his assailant’s grip resolved to prevent Davis from dying, the station said.

“I held a knife up to him. I told him, ‘I’ll cut your throat. I’ll cut your head off, dude, if you even move. You know, period. I’m going to tourniquet you, and you’d better not move,'” McKee recalled to KHQ telling the attacker.

And the bleeding assailant — the tables turned on him — wisely listened.

“He let me do it,” McKee told the station, “and I [put a tourniquet on] him and came back and found my phone and called 911.”

Police who arrived on the scene gave Davis first aid until medics arrived, KHQ said, adding that McKee and Davis both were taken to local hospitals.

Blood was all over the house, too, the station said:

Once Davis is released from the hospital, the station said he’ll be booked into jail on charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

When a KHQ reporter asked McKee why he couldn’t let his attacker die, he had a relatively simple answer: “‘Cause I’m just not into hurting people, you know?”

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Armed men break into home, demand cash, pistol whip male who won’t comply. Then female resident grabs her gun and turns the tables.

A trio of men wearing hoodies and armed with guns forced their way into a home in Monroe, Louisiana, around 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and demanded money, the Monroe News-Star said, citing a police report.

What happened next?

A male in the residence refused to comply with their demands and yelled several times for the female resident, who had fallen asleep, the paper said. The male was struck in the head several times with a gun, the News-Star said.

When the woman woke up, she said she knew something was wrong and grabbed her gun from underneath the mattress, the paper said.

She saw the male resident fighting with with two unknown armed men, the News-Star said, adding that one was wearing a light gray hoodie and the other was wearing a dark hoodie and light blue jeans — and that the latter assailant pointed a gun at her.

With that, the woman fired multiple rounds and heard one man say, “Aw, she shot me,” the paper said.

The woman said a third man was standing at the front doorway and appeared to be in shock, the News-Star reported, adding that all three ran off, got into a silver Nissan Altima, and drove away.

The jig is up

Then around 10:25 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center told Monroe police a shooting victim had arrived, the paper said.

Emergency room staff informed officers that 19-year-old Jeffrey W. Williams Jr. told them he was hanging out with friends when someone drove by shooting at them, the News-Star noted.

But police noticed that Williams’ clothes matched the description from the home invasion, the paper said. And once officers began interviewing him, Williams told them he and another man entered the home and demanded money at gunpoint, the News-Star reported.

He said when the woman came into the living room, she fired two or three shots at them, the paper said — and he noticed he was shot in the abdomen as he fled the residence.

The man who forced his way into the home with Williams reportedly drove him to the hospital and dropped him off at the emergency room, the News-Star said.

Williams said he doesn’t know the third man’s name, only that he lives in West Monroe, the paper said.

Williams was arrested Friday and booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of aggravated burglary, the News-Star said, adding that his bond was set at $100,000.

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Man points rifle at motorist in apparent road rage incident. But motorist grabs his own gun — and pulls trigger.

Joshua G. Taylor called 911 Friday afternoon after he was involved in a collision with another driver in what he called a road rage incident, the
River City News reported.

But while he was stopped on the side of Interstate 75 near Ft. Wright, Kentucky — and still on the phone with dispatchers — Taylor said he could see the other driver approaching with a rifle, the paper said.

What happened next?

The recording of the 911 call included a verbal confrontation between Taylor and John Patrick Abell before gunshots were heard, the News said, citing a release from Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders’ office.

Taylor told dispatch he fired shots from his own gun and struck Abell, the paper said, after which Taylor began administering first aid.

Abell, 41, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds, the News noted, adding that police questioned Taylor, 43, and released him Friday evening.

Sanders told the paper no charges would be filed since the incident involved the use of justifiable force.

“Kentucky law states an individual is justified in the use of physical force upon another when the individual believes such force is necessary to protect against the use of unlawful force by another person,” Sanders said, according to the News. “The investigation by Ft. Wright and Kenton County Police Departments conclusively found the shooter was reasonably in fear for his own life and responded lawfully.”

Investigators found a Tikka 30-06 rifle on the ground near the spot where Abell fell, the paper said, adding that a Taurus 9 mm handgun was recovered from Taylor — who’s believed to have fired four times.

While Abell didn’t fire his rifle — it was unloaded with a trigger lock in place — Sanders told the News “there was no way for Mr. Taylor to know the rifle being stuck in his face was inoperable, so that does not make his reaction unreasonable or unlawful.”

Sanders added to the paper that “anyone who has a gun pointed at him should always assume the gun is loaded.”

Both Abell and Taylor were lawfully in possession of their guns, the News said, adding that Kentucky no longer requires a permit to carry concealed weapons and doesn’t require gun registration.

Anything else?

The paper said that while Abell’s autopsy and toxicology reports are still pending, investigators found multiple empty liquor containers in Abell’s SUV, and witnesses suspected Abell was impaired due to his driving before the collision.

“Mr. Taylor was coming home from his place of employment in Boone County,” Sanders told the News, “and Mr. Abell is believed to have been headed home from a day of fishing.”

As the two vehicles approached an on-ramp, contact between the two caused Abell’s SUV to spin out, coming to rest in the gore between the interstate and the on-ramp, the News reported. Then Taylor pulled over and called 911.

Sanders added to the paper that it’s unknown why Abell was driving aggressively.

More from the News:

Investigators from Ft. Wright and Kenton County Police interviewed over a dozen witnesses to the crash and shooting. All of the statements were essentially consistent and supported Taylor’s account of events. Multiple witnesses also supplied police with photos taken on cell phones. Abell can be seen in photos with his rifle in hand, threatening a bystander before pointing the gun at Taylor while he is still seated in his vehicle.

The following report from WKRC-TV aired before Sanders’ determination of justifiable force:

Police investigating possible case of self-defense after fatal shooting on interstate ramp

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Homeowner shoots intruder, warns ‘bums and thieves who come on my property to steal, if I have to defend myself … I’ll do it’

After a homeowner shot a suspected burglar trying to break into his South Carolina residence Tuesday morning, the homeowner delivered a stern warning to anyone else who might try it, WYFF-TV reported.

“Bums and thieves who come on my property to steal, if I have to defend myself, if I have to disable your vehicle, if I have to disable you, I’ll do it,” the homeowner told the station. “Stay off my property.” The homeowner declined to go on camera and wished to remain anonymous, the station added.

What happened?

The shooting was reported about 9:30 a.m. after three people tried to break into a home north of the city of Anderson on Walker Circle near Liberty Highway, Anderson County deputies told WYFF.

“There were three people [the homeowner] … caught and he believed were breaking in,” JT Foster of the sheriff’s office added to the station. “One of the suspects made a move toward him, and he felt threatened, so he fired at least one time, striking one of the suspects.”

Deputies, forensic investigators, and detectives responded to the scene, WHNS-TV reported, adding that the homeowner wasn’t injured.

What happened to the suspects?

The shot suspect was taken to a hospital, but his condition was unknown, the WYFF said.

The other two suspects ran from the scene, WYFF added, after which deputies brought in a K-9 officer and ATVs to track them down.

“It’s absolutely one of the most difficult tasks around,” Foster told the station, referring to how hard it is to conduct searches in heavily wooded areas. “Not only are you worried about not being attacked by someone you may find in the woods, but you gotta watch your step for poisonous plants and snakes.”

Deputies told WYFF they captured and detained the second suspect — a woman — shortly after the incident.

A third suspect was captured Tuesday evening, the station said.

The suspects were identified as Shawn D. Breter, Danielle N. Shockley, and Danny L. Smith, WHNS reported, adding that they all were charged with third-degree burglary.

3rd suspect captured following attempted burglary in Anderson County

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Mugger in ninja costume gets painful lesson in manners from etiquette-teaching mom — who also knows how to kickbox

Myka Meier
told the New York Daily News she was enjoying a pleasant walk with her 3-year-old daughter Monday morning in the Chelsea area of Manhattan when a mugger in a ninja costume attacked her from behind.

A 38-year-old etiquette teacher, Meier also happens to be pretty good at kickboxing, the paper said — and she wasn’t about to play the victim on this day.

What are the details?

“It felt like he came out of nowhere,” she recounted to the Daily News, noting that the crook tried to steal her bag. “He came to my right side, where my bag was, but it was looped around my shoulder. He didn’t say anything. I still had my bag in my possession, and I kicked him. I just started kicking. The self-defense courses I’ve taken took over.”

Meier told the paper she also was in “mama bear mode” given her daughter’s presence. Here’s a lighthearted moment between them posted to Instagram a week before the harrowing encounter:

‘I think he was shocked that I fought back’

“I think he was shocked that I fought back,” she added to the Daily News. “I think I was more aggressive than he intended. But I train for this stuff. I leave my manners classes, and I go kickbox.”

Meier screamed and fought off the ninja-costumed crook — who also was wearing a red cloth around his forehead — before he took off; but she did battle long enough for two construction workers and a doorman to chase him down, the paper said.

“There was a little tug of war over the bag for maybe about a second, and then he started running once I think he saw the attention coming,” she noted to the Daily News. “The doorman and the two construction workers did their thing and just grabbed him and held him.”

Meier told the paper she was bruised on her back and arms after she fell — albeit still kicking — and tore a thumbnail. She noted that her appearance likely gave the mugger the impression she was an easy target, the Daily News said.

Oh, how wrong he was.

“I don’t want to be seen as the helpless victim,” Meier told the paper. “I teach etiquette at the Plaza Hotel. I am always in a dress and high heels, but I want people to know that you can be ladylike and fight off an attacker at the same time.”

What happened to the suspect?

Police arrested Casique Roman, 41, of Hackensack, New Jersey, and charged him with robbery, the Daily News said, adding that authorities noted he’s been busted in New York and New Jersey over the last six years for criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“We got the man, and he’s off the streets, and I hope he stays off the streets,” Meier told the paper. “This isn’t an innocent person. This is a violent man that would attack a mom with her child. He was aggressive. Had I been thinking clearly, I would have just given him my bag. I was just in mama bear mode.”

She added to the Daily News that the suspect also is in dire need of etiquette.

“I’m all about educating people on manners,” Meier noted to the paper. “This guy certainly needs some.”

Here’s a clip from Meier’s etiquette channel on YouTube recorded earlier this year:

Myka Meier — Welcome to My Youtube Channel!

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team releases new video of shooting showing that at least one gunshot was fired before teen ever opened fire

Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys released brand-new footage appearing to show a Black Lives Matter demonstrator fired shots from a gun before Rittenhouse did, saying it clinches Rittenhouse’s insistence of self-defense.

What’s a brief history here?

Rittenhouse faces murder charges after he allegedly killed two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and wounded another on Aug. 25 during ongoing protests. He is due to appear in court on Thursday for a hearing on his extradition to Wisconsin.

The teen faces several felony charges in connection with the fateful night, including first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Protesters took to the streets late in August following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

In an August statement, Rittenhouse’s legal team said, “Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.”

What are the details?

Attorney Lin Wood released the footage on Tuesday evening, arguing that all three shootings were self-defense. Wood also argued that his client was being rushed and “pinned” against parked cars on the Kenosha streets.

The footage — produced by Wood’s #FightBack Foundation — appears to show at least one gunshot before Rittenhouse even opened fire.

The video, titled “The Truth in 11 Minutes,” features a narrator discussing the new footage and depicts Rittenhouse’s version of events. In the video, Rittenhouse’s defense argues that at least one shot was fired before the first fatal shooting, which killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, a Black Lives Matter demonstrator.

A portion of the video appears to show Rosenbaum engaging in a dispute with men guarding a nearby gas station in Kenosha, and Rittenhouse’s legal team argues that the decedent was furious that men guarding the gas station put out a dumpster fire that demonstrators reportedly had started earlier in the evening.

The video shows Rosenbaum repeatedly screaming, “Shoot me, n*****!” at one of the guards.

Later, the video shows Rittenhouse attempting to extinguish another fire, which his team says Rosenbaum helped light, and then features footage of a man appearing to be Rosenbaum, who is chasing after Rittenhouse.

The video then shows Rittenhouse fleeing into a nearby parking lot, closely followed by the man who appears to be Rosenbaum, as well as video journalist Richard McGinness.

The narrator says, “Directly in front of Rittenhouse, armed with bats and other weapons, a mob is forming a barricade.”

It is at that point viewers can see and hear a gunshot. Rittenhouse’s legal team identifies the source of the shot as protester Alexander Blaine.

Following the shot, Rittenhouse then turns on Rosenbaum and appears to open fire as Rosenbaum attempts to rush him.

Rittenhouse’s legal team says that their client fired four shots — striking Rosenbaum four times — but the video documents three more shots all hailing from an unknown source.

Following Rosenbaum’s shooting, Rittenhouse attempts to call emergency services but is forced to flee after a crowd converges on the scene.

As he flees, the crowd gives chase and he trips. While on the ground, Rittenhouse is attacked by several other demonstrators, and the teen fires two warning shots into the air as demonstrator Anthony Huber strikes him with a skateboard. Rittenhouse fires at Huber once, killing him.

Armed demonstrator Gaige Grosskreutz then approaches Rittenhouse, prompting Rittenhouse to fire another shot, wounding the protester.

You can see the full video below. (Content warning: some viewers might find some portions of the video disturbing)

Kyle Rittenhouse – The Truth in 11 Minutes

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Man shoots intruders, one of them fatally, after they shatter home’s window in middle of night

As gun sales spike amid a growing wave of violence in America’s streets over the past several months, one would assume that thoughtful, reflective criminals would be aware that the odds of targeting gun owners likely increase by the day.

And it would seem that a pair of southern California crooks simply hadn’t been reading the writing on the wall.

What went down?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said two suspects were trying to get into a home in Pico Rivera — about 20 minutes southeast of Los Angeles — around 1:20 a.m. Friday, KTTV-TV reported.

The resident woke up to the sound of shattering glass and saw one man inside the home, the station said, and the resident reportedly grabbed his handgun and shot the suspect.

Lt. Brad Hall told KCBS-TV that the resident shot the suspect in the chest.

The resident then went to the back patio, where he encountered the second suspect, KCBS reported, adding that the resident thought he saw the suspect make a move toward his waist.

Afraid the second suspect was grabbing for a gun, the resident fired again, striking the suspect, who died at the scene, Hall told KCBS.

Deputies who responded to the incident in the 8400 block of Serapis Avenue, east of Rosemead Boulevard, found the suspect lying dead in the home’s back yard, KTTV reported.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The deceased suspect’s name was not released, KCBS said, adding that it’s unclear whether he was armed.

The first suspect fled the home, after which a woman getaway driver transported him to a hospital, where he was undergoing surgery, the station said. His condition is unknown, KCBS reported. KTTV said sheriff’s deputies arrested him at the the hospital.

Hall said sheriff’s deputies took the woman getaway driver into custody, KCBS reported. Other people were in a different part of the home when the shooting occurred, but Hall told the station they weren’t hurt.

What happened to the resident?

The resident wasn’t arrested, but KTTV said he was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning. It’s unclear whether he will face any charges, KCBS reported.

KTTV said the incident is being investigated as a burglary or home invasion robbery.

The two suspects may be linked to a gang, Hall told KCBS. There was no word on whether the home was specifically targeted or if the break-in was random, the station added.

“We always see people coming in, coming out, on bicycles, a lot of people were just outside most of the times,” neighbor Raul Perez told KCBS.

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Kyle Rittenhouse attorneys break silence, give key details in Kenosha shooting: ‘Kyle did nothing wrong’

The attorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse released a lengthy statement on Saturday defending the 17-year-old from the list of criminal charges against him.

Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters and wounding a third. The incident happened on Aug. 25, the third night of the Kenosha riots. Violence erupted in the southern Wisconsin city after police shot Jacob Blake, a black man, last Sunday.

Rittenhouse has been charged with multiple felonies, including: one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, as well as charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

However, as TheBlaze reported, the criminal complaint against Rittenhouse reads as though he acted in self-defense.

What did the attorneys say?

The attorneys, from the law firm of Pierce Bainbridge, did not mince words — they said Rittenhouse is innocent of the charges against him on the grounds of self-defense.

“Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense,” they said.

Their version of events appear to align with video evidence. They said Rittenhouse was in Kenosha to protect businesses and render medical aid when needed, and that he only discharged his rifle because he was being attacked.

In fact, according to the attorneys, Rittenhouse even attempted to render medical aid to Joseph Rosenbaum after shooting him, but had to flee the scene “for his safety and his survival.” Video evidence shows that Rosenbaum was pursing Rittenhouse before being shot.

The attorneys explained:

As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker.

Kyle stopped to ensure care for the wounded attacker but faced a growing mob gesturing towards him. He realized he needed to flee for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled down the street. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him and he fell to the ground. One attacker kicked Kyle on the ground while he was on the ground. Yet another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. Several rioters tried to disarm Kyle. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker. The rest of the mob began to disperse upon hearing the additional gunshots.

The attorneys went on to explain that Rittenhouse attempted to turn himself in to police, but they were concerned with the “wounded attackers,” and instructed Rittenhouse to leave the scene.

The attorneys then turned their attention toward Kenosha prosecutors, whom they alleged “did not engage in any meaningful analysis of the facts, or any in-depth review of available video footage.”

“[T]his was not a serious investigation,” they continued. “Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens. Within 24-36 hours, he was charged with multiple homicide counts.”

You can read the full attorney statement here.

What does video evidence show?

One angle, showing the moments before Rittenhouse fired his rifle at Rosenbaum, confirms Rosenbaum was in full pursuit of Rittenhouse. The video then shows Rosenbaum throw an object at Rittenhouse before one shot rings out. A New York Times analysis discovered that the first shot did not come from Rittenhouse, but from another person armed with a handgun.

The video then shows Rosenbaum lunge toward Rittenhouse. That’s when the teenager opens fire on Rosenbaum, discharging four rounds.

Approximately 30 seconds later, the video shows Rittenhouse sprinting from the scene. The man who filmed the incident is then heard instructing other protesters to “cranium that boy,” highlighting the hostile and violent nature of the demonstrators.

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Armed leftist badly wounded in Kenosha shooting allegedly regrets ‘not killing the kid’ accused of firing at him and ’emptying the entire mag’

An armed leftist who was part of a mob that chased down a rifle-toting male on a Kenosha street — and was badly wounded by close-range gunfire — allegedly told a friend he regrets “not killing the kid” accused of shooting him and “emptying the entire mag.”

What are the details?

Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, was one of three people shot Tuesday night allegedly by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident who arrived in Wisconsin armed with what police said was a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style .223 rifle. Rittenhouse said in video interviews prior to the incident that he was in Kenosha to help protect property, keep the peace, and administer medical aid.

Tensions were high as rioters squared off with others who, like Rittenhouse, gathered in the city with rifles.

According to a probable cause narrative in the criminal complaint against Rittenhouse, at one point 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum confronted Rittenhouse — and the teen apparently didn’t want anything to do with him and tried getting away. But Rosenbaum chased the 17-year-old and appeared to try to take Rittenhouse’s gun away — after which the teen fatally shot his pursuer.

It should be noted that video recorded earlier allegedly caught Rosenbaum antagonizing the gun-carrying group, glaring at them, and daring them to “shoot me!”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Julio_Rosas11

He even uttered the N-word while black people stood feet away. (Content warning: Language, racial slurs):

After Rosenbaum was shot, a mob chased Rittenhouse down a street. One of the pursuers was Anthony Huber, who hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard and, police say, tried taking Rittenhouse’s rifle away — at which point Rittenhouse fired a fatal shot at Huber’s chest.

Also in the thick of the chase was Grosskreutz who was seen in video screenshots and photographs seeming to point a handgun at Rittenhouse:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

According the criminal complaint: “When the defendant shot Huber, Grosskreutz freezes and ducks and takes a step back. Grosskreutz puts his hands in the air. Grosskreutz then moves towards the defendant who aims his gun at Grosskreutz and shoots him, firing 1 shot. Grosskreutz was shot in the right arm. Grosskreutz appears to be holding a handgun in his right hand when he was shot.”

Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Here’s video of second and third shootings. (Content warning: Language):

Grosskreutz even was holding his handgun after a bullet took out a large chunk of his right arm:

Image source: Twitter

What allegedly happened afterward?

Grosskreutz survived the shooting but reportedly will require multiple surgeries on his arm.

Journalist Andy Ngo then happened upon a Facebook comment allegedly from Jacob Marshall, a friend of Grosskreutz. According to Marshall’s alleged comment, Grosskreutz told him he wished he’d killed his shooter.

Image source: Twitter

The screenshot of the comment reads, “I just talked to Gaige Grosskreutz too” and “his only regret is not killing the kid and hesitating to pull the gun before emptying the entire mag into him.” The alleged comment also reads that “the kid shot Gaige as he drew his weapon and Gaige retreated with his gun in hand.”

Neither Grosskreutz nor Marshall on Friday immediately responded to TheBlaze’s request for comment on what Grosskreutz allegedly said to Marshall.

But an Internet archive screenshot from Wednesday shows a Facebook post from Marshall taking issue with conclusions being drawn about Grosskreutz: “There’s a narrative saying Gaige was chasing this kid with a gun…no. Gaige did try pulling his gun right after this, because clearly his life was in danger and then the kid shot him…but after being shot wasn’t able to release his gun because of the muscle damage. So all these pictures and post[s] of how the kid did it in ‘self defense’ is bulls**t. If you don’t agree we can personally meet up and talk ‘self defense’ policies cuz I’m over this bulls**t narrative that’s being passed around that Gaige was attacking the shooter.”

Grosskreutz is a member of a social justice group, the People’s Revolution Movement of Milwaukee, and a friend of his told the Chicago Sun-Times that his “whole reason for being out here was to provide medical services to protesters in Kenosha, and when Gaige tried to detain [the active shooter], he got shot in the arm.”

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Criminal complaint outlining homicide charges against Kyle Rittenhouse appears to read like he acted in self-defense

criminal complaint against 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse alleging he fatally shot two people and wounded a third on the heels of rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week appears to read as though he acted in self-defense.

What are the details?

Rittenhouse was charged with one count of first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly shooting dead Joseph Rosenbaum, which carries a 60-year maximum prison term; one count of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly shooting dead Anthony Huber, which carries a life sentence; and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for shooting and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, which carries a 60-year maximum prison term.

He’s also charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety while using a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

The probable cause portion of the complaint outlines what investigators learned from viewing multiple videos of Tuesday night’s events as well as from interviewing witness Richard McGinnis of the Daily Caller:

In the first video, a male who was later identified to be Kyle H. Rittenhouse … (hereinafter “the defendant”), is running southwest across the eastern portion of the Car Source parking lot. … The defendant can clearly be seen holding a long gun, which was later recovered by law enforcement and identified as a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style .223 rifle. The recovered magazine for this rifle holds 30 rounds of ammunition. Following the defendant is Rosenbaum and trailing behind the defendant and Rosenbaum is a male who was later identified as Richard McGinnis, a reporter.

The video shows that as they cross the parking lot, Rosenbaum appears to throw an object at the defendant. The object does not hit the defendant and a second video shows, based on where the object landed, that it was a plastic bag. Rosenbaum appears to be unarmed for the duration of this video. A review of the second video shows that the defendant and Rosenbaum continue to move across the parking lot and approach the front of a black car parked in the lot. A loud bang is heard on the video, then a male shouts, “F*** you!”, then Rosenbaum appears to continue to approach the defendant and gets in near proximity to the defendant when 4 more loud bangs are heard. Rosenbaum then falls to the ground.

The New York Times released an analysis of videos capturing the Rosenbaum shooting and noted that an unidentified person behind Rittenhouse and Rosenbaum held up a handgun and fired it. The Times’ analysis provides two angles, with one showing a gunshot flash and smoke.

(Content warning: Language:)

After the single round of gunfire from an unknown person and then the volley of four shots, presumably from Rittenhouse, another three shots are heard. Here’s more from the criminal complaint:

The defendant then circles behind the black car and approaches Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum remains on the ground. McGinnis also approaches, removes his shirt, and attempts to render aid to Rosenbaum. The defendant appears to get on his cell phone and place a call. Another male approaches, and the defendant turns and begins to run away from the scene. As the defendant is running away, he can be heard saying on the phone, “I just killed somebody.”

Detective Cepress interviewed McGinnis and indicates the following: Before the shooting, McGinnis was interviewing the defendant. The defendant told McGinnis that he was a trained medic. McGinnis stated that he (McGinnis) has handled many ARs and that the defendant was not handling the weapon very well. McGinnis said that as they were walking south another armed male who appeared to be in his 30s joined them and said he was there to protect the defendant. McGinnis stated that before the defendant reached the parking lot and ran across it, the defendant had moved from the middle of Sheridan Road to the sidewalk and that is when McGinnis saw a male (Rosenbaum) initially try to engage the defendant. McGinnis stated that as the defendant was walking Rosenbaum was trying to get closer to the defendant. When Rosenbaum advanced, the defendant did a “juke” move and started running. McGinnis stated that there were other people that were moving very quickly. McGinnis stated that they were moving towards the defendant. McGinnis said that according to what he saw the defendant was trying to evade these individuals.

McGinnis described the point where the defendant had reached the car. McGinnis described that the defendant had the gun in a low ready position. Meaning that he had the gun raised but pointed downward. The butt of the gun would have been at an angle downwards from the shoulder. McGinnis stated that the defendant brought the gun up. McGinnis stated that he stepped back and he thinks the defendant fired 3 rounds in rapid succession. McGinnis said when the first round went off, he thought it hit the pavement. McGinnis felt something on his leg and his first thought was wondering whether he had gotten shot. McGinnis was behind and slightly to the right of Rosenbaum, in the line of fire, when the defendant shot.

McGinnis stated that the first round went into the ground and when the second shot went off, the defendant actually had the gun aimed at Rosenbaum. McGinnis stated he did not hear the two exchange any words. McGinnis said that the unarmed guy (Rosenbaum) was trying to get the defendant’s gun. McGinnis demonstrated by extending both of his hands in a quick grabbing motion and did that as a visual on how Rosenbaum tried to reach for the defendant’s gun. Detective Cepress indicates that he asked McGinnis if Rosenbaum had his hands on the gun when the defendant shot. McGinnis said that he definitely made a motion that he was trying to grab the barrel of the gun. McGinnis stated that the defendant pulled it away and then raised it. McGinnis stated that right as they came together, the defendant fired. McGinnis said that when Rosenbaum was shot, he had leaned in (towards the defendant).

The complaint continues with an account of what occurred after Rittenhouse ran from the scene of first shooting and was pursued by numerous individuals down a street, after which he fell, was physically attacked, and fired more shots:

… A group of several people begin running northbound on Sheridan Road behind the defendant. A person can be heard yelling what sounds like, “Beat him up!” Another person can be heard yelling what sounds like, “Hey, he shot him!” Your complainant reviewed a fourth video that showed a different angle of the defendant running northbound. In this video a person can be heard yelling, “Get him! Get that dude!” Then a male in a light-colored top runs towards the defendant and appears to swing at the defendant with his right arm. This swing makes contact with the defendant, knocking his hat off. The defendant continues to run northbound. On the video a male can be heard saying something to the effect of, “What’d he do?” Another male can be heard responding something to the effect of, “Just shot someone.” Then a male can be heard yelling, “Get his ass!” The defendant then trips and falls to the ground.

As the defendant is on the ground, an unidentified male wearing a dark-colored top and light-colored pants jumps at and over the defendant. Based on the sounds of gunshots on the video and the positioning of the defendant’s gun, it appears that he fires two shots in quick succession at this person. It appears that that person was not hit as he then runs away from the defendant. A second person who was later identified as Anthony Huber approaches the defendant who is still on the ground, on his back. Huber has a skateboard in his right hand. When Huber reaches the defendant it appears that he is reaching for the defendant’s gun with his left hand as the skateboard makes contact with the defendant’s left shoulder. Huber appears to be trying to pull the gun away from the defendant. The defendant rolls towards his left side and as Huber appears to be trying to grab the gun the gun is pointed at Huber’s body. The defendant then fires one round which can be heard on the video. Huber staggers away, taking several steps, then collapses to the ground. Huber subsequently died from this gunshot wound.

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The criminal complaint adds that “after shooting Huber, the defendant moves to a seated position and points his gun at a third male, later identified as Gaige Grosskreutz, who had begun to approach the defendant. When the defendant shot Huber, Grosskreutz freezes and ducks and takes a step back. Grosskreutz puts his hands in the air. Grosskreutz then moves towards the defendant who aims his gun at Grosskreutz and shoots him, firing 1 shot. Grosskreutz was shot in the right arm. Grosskreutz appears to be holding a handgun in his right hand when he was shot.”

Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

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The criminal complaint adds that “Grosskreutz then runs southbound away from the defendant screaming for a medic and the defendant gets up and starts walking northbound. The defendant turns around facing southbound while walking backwards northbound with his firearm in a ready position, pointed towards the people in the roadway.”

Rittenhouse was then seen on video walking down the street and approaching police vehicles with his hands raised. Police did not pick up Rittenhouse at this time.

Here’s video of second and third shootings. (Content warning: Language):

Autopsy results

The criminal complaint also revealed autopsy results, noting that Rosenbaum had a gunshot wound to his back which perforated his liver and right lung, a gunshot wound to the right groin which fractured his pelvis, a gunshot wound to his left hand, a superficial gunshot wound to his lateral left thigh, and a graze gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. The complaint added that Huber’s autopsy revealed that he had a gunshot wound to this chest that perforated his heart, aorta, pulmonary artery, and right lung.

Anything else?

Here’s an interview BlazeTV’s Elijah Schaffer conducted with the alleged shooter before the incidents occurred:

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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Leftists fatally shot, wounded in Kenosha are canonized as peaceful, loving — but videos, photos seem to tell different stories

Like clockwork, the media has canonized the trio of men fatally shot and wounded in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week as peaceful, loving guys. Wouldn’t hurt a fly. Patriotic. Compassionate.

But numerous videos and photographs taken Tuesday night would appear to tell a much different story about these three leftists who ended up experiencing pushback in a way that doesn’t get a do-over.

Joseph Rosenbaum — goofy prankster, compassionate dad

Joseph “Jojo” Rosenbaum, 36, was one of the fatally shot individuals, the Chicago Sun-Times said.

His sister told the paper that despite being from Waco, Texas, Rosenbaum — a compassionate father — stayed in Wisconsin to be close to his 2-year-old daughter.

“He loved his daughter very much,” his sister added to the Sun-Times.

The paper also said Rosenbaum’s sister wants him “to be remembered as the man he was. He loved to draw, she said; he was goofy and crazy; he loved playing jokes on everybody.”

But what Rosenbaum allegedly was up to Tuesday night was anything but fun loving.

Video allegedly caught Rosenbaum antagonizing the gun-carrying group who showed up to protect property in Kenosha after two previous nights of vicious rioting, glaring at them and daring them to “shoot me!”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Julio_Rosas11

He even uttered the N-word as black people were feet away. One guesses that being a leftist apparently buys some racial slur passes. (Content warning: Language, racial slurs):

What’s more, video allegedly shows Rosenbaum — who by this point apparently had removed his red T-shirt to use as a head covering — chasing after a male armed with a rifle. Rosenbaum then allegedly throws a bag of tools at the guy with the gun and then lunges at him. The guy carrying the gun not surprisingly opens fire.

And that spells the end for Rosenbaum, who is seen in a graphic clip of the shooting aftermath dying in the street and wearing the same capri-length jeans, white sneakers with white socks, and tan belt as he’s wearing in the video of him confronting militia members.

Anthony Huber — peaceful American patriot

Anthony Huber, 26, also was fatally shot Tuesday night, the Sun-Times said.

“Anthony is an American patriot, and we should all be so lucky to have folks like him to defend this country from White Supremacists,” according to a comment on the GoFundMe page set up for Huber’s girlfriend and stepdaughter, the paper said. The crowdfunding has raised nearly $100,000 in just a couple of days.

“You’re a Hero Huber,” read a chalked message at a Kenosha skatepark, the Sun-Times reported.

“He is a peaceful person,” a friend of Huber’s told WDJT-TV. “He didn’t go out looking to beat people up. He’s more of a defender. And he put his life on the line for others. That’s what he did.”

Calling him “one of the most amazing people,” Huber’s girlfriend Hannah Gittings told protesters Wednesday near the spot where he died that Huber “took down an armed gunman with nothing but his f***ing skateboard, and he took that f***ing bullet,” the paper said.

Indeed, Huber was in the mob that chased after the male who allegedly shot Rosenbaum. Without using his name, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Huber bashed his skateboard over the apparent shooter’s head.

Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The paper added that he also tried to take away his gun — and at that moment, the attacked male pulled the trigger. Huber — who appeared to be hit in the chest — crumpled to the street.

Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Gaige Grosskreutz — just wanted to provide medical services to protesters

The Sun-Times identified the third shooting victim as 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz. He sustained a badly shot right arm but is expected to survive.

A member of social justice group the People’s Revolution Movement of Milwaukee, Grosskreutz’s “whole reason for being out here was to provide medical services to protesters in Kenosha, and when Gaige tried to detain [the active shooter], he got shot in the arm,” a friend of his told the paper.

True enough. But Grosskreutz — who was also in the mob giving chase down the street — also pointed a handgun at the shooter:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

And after part of his right arm was blown off, video demonstrated that the handgun was indeed loaded.

Here’s the clip showing the second and third shootings. (Content warning: Language):

Now what?

In the end, suspected shooter 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse faces a homicide charge. As you might already know, he’s already been prejudged as a murderer and white supremacist.

But as TheBlaze Managing Editor Leon Wolf points out in his Thursday op-ed, besides the lack of existence of any fact that would rightly brand the teenager as a racist, “there appears to be no evidence at all that Rittenhouse is guilty of murder, much less first-degree murder,” and charging him with such a crime is “absurd.”

Not that leftists were ever interested in facts that poke holes in their proclamations — including lauding the leftists shot up in Kenosha as peaceful and loving when all visual evidence paints them as the aggressors and acting as judge, jury, and executioner.

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Americans Sense Something Is Wrong: Gun Sales Up 72%

Gun sales were up 72% compared to this time last year,  with first-time buyers leading the pack. Americans are likely sensing that something is horribly wrong with the rigged system we are forced to live under.

According to a report by the Washington Post, the National Sports Shooting Foundation says that first-time gun buyers played a heavy role in the increase.  Women and black Americans have also shown interest in arming themselves this year.

“Nearly 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the very first time in 2020. NSSF surveyed firearm retailers which reported that 40% of sales were conducted to purchasers who have never previously owned a firearm,” the organization said in its analysis, which tracked background checks associated with the sale of a firearm reported by the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System.

The organization said this uptick in purchases by those who have not owned a gun before, equates to nearly 5 million first-time gun owners in the first seven months of 2020. “This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community,” said Lawrence G. Keane, a senior vice president at the foundation. “These first-time buyers represent a group of people who, until now, were agnostic regarding firearm ownership. That’s rapidly changing, and these Americans are taking hold of their God-given right to keep and bear arms and protect themselves and their loved ones,” Mr. Keane said.

With social upheaval, political overreach and power grabs, and any number of other issues 2020 has thrown at the public, Americans appear to at least somewhat be willing to fight for their right to live freely.

The foundation’s current surveys revealed that 58% of all firearm purchases were among Black men and women, the largest increase of any demographic group. Women comprised 40% of first-time gun purchasers. Retailers also noted that they are seeing a 95% increase in firearm sales and a 139% increase in ammunition sales over the same period in 2019. –the The Washington Post

The general consensus seems to be that with four months left in 2020, we have yet to see the true scope and depravity of the elites who claim to own everyone and everything. But, lead is one of my personal favorites when it comes to storing metals.

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Images show man with badly shot arm was pointing handgun at shooter while chasing him with mob in Kenosha street

Amid two of the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday night, video shows a mob chasing down a male carrying a rifle — and the rioters had hollered that he had already shot someone.

One person is seen early in the clip hitting the male carrying the rifle from behind then scurrying to the sidewalk.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

Then at least four other men are seen converging around the person carrying the rifle who soon appears to trip and fall in the middle of the street.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

“Kick his ass!” one person was heard yelling on the clip.

One man wearing white pants jumps toward the gun-wielding male’s head, after which the male holding the rifle fires upward toward him. It’s not clear if the man wearing white pants was armed, but he runs off and doesn’t appear injured.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

But two others try tangling with the male holding the rifle — and both to no avail. One falls in a heap in the street — it isn’t clear if he was shot. The other man who gave chase, however, was shot in the arm at close range.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

Graphic video later showed the man with the badly shot arm — a large chunk between his forearm and bicep was missing — being attended to in the street.

Well, it turns out that he was pointing a handgun at the shooter beforehand — and was even holding his handgun after a bullet took out a large chunk of his right arm.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @bgonthescene

Here’s a couple of images journalist Andy Ngo posted:

Image source: Twitter, redacted via @MrAndyNgo

And here are other looks from another poster:

Image source: Twitter, redacted via @Joes_Eat

Here’s the clip:

Anything else?

The victim who was shot in the arm ran away from the shooter, bleeding heavily and screaming repeatedly that he needed a medic, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, adding that more gunshots followed. A bystander who was livestreaming helped the victim with tying a tourniquet around his arm, the paper added.

In relation to the alleged shooter, BlazeTV’s Elijah Schaffer posted the following clip on Twitter:

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NYC tactical gear shop owner: Body armor sales up 80% since last year, customers frightened over city’s spike in violence

The owner of a New York City tactical shop the told the New York Post that body armor sales are up 80% over 2019 due to the spike in violence this year.

“You wouldn’t believe the people who call up and say, ‘I’m scared,'” Brad Pedell — who runs 221B Tactical in midtown Manhattan — told the paper, adding that most buyers are from the Bronx and Brooklyn where shootings have skyrocketed.

What are the details?

Pedell told the paper that customers tell him they need the protection because their “neighborhood is getting dangerous.”

Official New York City Police Department crime stats indicate that 49 shootings took place in the city between July 7 and July 12, nearly a 277% increase compared to the 13 incidents that occurred over the same period in 2019. According to the NYPD, this past June was the deadliest and most violent June in 24 years, totaling 205 shooting incidents.

Earlier this month, a group of teens reportedly carried out a brutal assault on an off-duty NYPD officer while he was on his way to work.

Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, told the Post that “people are scared” and “guns are flying off the shelves and now bullet-resistant vests.”

While 221B Tactical primarily provides protective gear for police officers, first responders, and the military, others frequent the shop — and the Post said Pedell’s customers tend to keep their purchases and motivations for buying to themselves.

A Manhattan woman who bought a vest declined to discuss the reason behind her purchase, the paper said, adding that she said in a text, “I am a private citizen and I keep a low profile.”

A Queens customer, who purchased a vest for a family member who works in a crime-ridden Bronx neighborhood, declined to discuss the matter when questioned by a reporter, the Post noted.

Anything else?

There are numerous other examples of the NYPD under attack by leftists in the wake of George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police in late May, which led to nationwide unrest:

  • A frequent participant in Occupy City Hall protests in New York City was caught on surveillance video in July allegedly trying to cut the brake lines of a police van in Brooklyn.
  • NYPD officers were physically attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge by Occupy City Hall protesters in July, leaving one officer with multiple fractures of his orbital bones and cuts needing 12 stitches. And when NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan intervened, the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer was punched in the face, too, court documents said.
  • And cellphone video caught the moment an NYPD cop fought a gang member who apparently was interfering in an arrest. The gang member allegedly put the officer in a headlock — and then the taunting began: “You just got smoked, p***y!”
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Mother fights armed intruder who pointed gun at her children, takes gun away from him. Before fleeing, crook asks for gun back.

One hapless gunman’s bad day kept getting worse after he came face to face Saturday evening with a Texas mother whose will to protect her kids was too much for him.

What are the details?

A male knocked on the door of a residence in the Bowers Mobile Home Park in Hudson around 6 p.m. and asked a woman if someone was home who didn’t live there, police said.

Cops said the male knocked again, asking for a cigarette and whether her husband was home, after which he forced his way into the home and pointed a gun at children who were inside.

With that, the woman began fighting with the male to get him away from her children, police said — and lo and behold, she was able to force the gun away from him.

Presumably realizing his odds of getting whatever he was after had been drastically reduced, the intruder quickly headed for the door, police said.

But just before he departed, police said he stopped and asked the woman who bested him an important question: Would she please give him his gun back?

Police didn’t reveal the woman’s answer, but one can only guess given the crook’s level of success to that point. Cops said the intruder then fled into the wooded area around the park.

Neither the woman nor the children were injured, police reported.

Despite a search of the area, police said the intruder wasn’t located. He’s described as white, in his 20s, with dirty scraggly blonde hair, skinny, and between 5 feet and 5 feet, 6 inches tall, authorities noted. He also was wearing a bright orange shirt and checkered shorts that went just below his knees, police added. Those who may have seen a person matching such a description are asked to contact Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or the Hudson Police Department at (936) 875-2358, KTRE-TV reported.

How did folks react to the incident?

As you might imagine, commenters on the Hudson Police Department’s Facebook page were resolute in their disdain for the crook:

  • “I would have shot him with his pistol,” one woman responded.
  • “‘Oh wait, can I have my gun back?’ Uhh no!!!!” another woman quipped.
  • “I hope they find who did that [and] lock him up,” yet another woman declared.
  • “Dirty blond scraggly hair, bright orange shirt, checkered shorts? Is it possible he’s a time traveler from 1992?” another commenter asked.
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Armed jewelry store owner, concealed carrying motorist refuse to take Chicago lawlessness lying down

The city of Chicago — with its strict gun restrictions — has consistently suffered terrifying gun violence. And now with the added elements of rioting and looting this summer, the Windy City’s lawlessness has turned it into a war zone.

Just this past weekend,
rioters injured 17 police officers — and one of them was “beaten in the head several times with a skateboard,” according to Police Superintendent David Brown.

And at least 63 people were shot over the weekend, with five of them killed as of 5 a.m. Monday, WBBM-TV reported, adding that seven shooting victims were under 18 years of age.

Taking up arms

With even cops finding themselves often outnumbered and overpowered, some Chicago residents have decided to meet the threat with guns of their own.

Terry Te, owner of Imperial Jewelry on Wabash Avenue, told Fox News that looters targeted his store twice in recent months.

“After the first round of looting back in May, they destroyed our building,” Te noted to host Neil Cavuto. “So this time, I just wanted to stop as much destruction as possible and decided to come down right away after I heard the alarm ring.”

To that end, Te put on a bulletproof vest and armed himself with a gun and ordered looters to stay out, the network said.

While his solo efforts were successful, Te added to Fox News that — despite the push from left-wing elements to defund and abolish police — more cops on the streets would be a welcome sight.

“With more law enforcement in the area, we feel safer, so walking around and having our customers come down, we do feel safer with just having more police presence, having more security, because it stops the looters from even thinking about it,” Te added to the network.

And on Sunday afternoon in the city’s Cragin neighborhood on the northwest side, WMAQ-TV reported a 24-year-old gunman opened fire on a motorist, striking the victim in the right shoulder.

But the problem was that the motorist, also 24, is a concealed carry cardholder, the station said. And he put his paperwork to use, firing back at the gunman and hitting him in the torso, WMAQ said.

Both men were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, officials told the station, adding that five detectives are investigating the incident.

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Another sheriff gives kudos to homeowners for exercising their Second Amendment rights, defending their home against intruders

Yet another sheriff had high praise for homeowners who exercised their Second Amendment rights and successfully defended themselves against intruders.

What are the details?

Homeowners in Garden City, Alabama, were awakened early Monday morning by four suspects breaking into their residence, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said.

But the quartet were promptly met by the homeowners who had armed themselves for the occasion, the sheriff’s office added. Suddenly, the uninvited guests decided they couldn’t stay a second longer and took off, authorities said.

One of the homeowners followed the foursome, and the sheriff’s office said there was an exchange of gunfire — with one of the suspects getting shot and later being transported to a regional hospital.

Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Hanceville Police Department managed to detain three of the suspects — including the shot intruder. The fourth suspect fled in a vehicle but was shortly after located and arrested, authorities said.

Kudos from the sheriff

The sheriff’s office indicated there’s no further danger to the community — and gave kudos to the homeowners for arming themselves.

“This is a great example of citizens utilizing their Second Amendment rights and protecting themselves and their family,” Sheriff Matt Gentry said. “I have often stated that law enforcement can be minutes away when you only have seconds to defend yourself and your family. That’s why we at the sheriff’s office are proponents of not only having a weapon for self defense but also being proficient in how to use it.”

Anything else?

It’s a sentiment that’s common among sheriffs — and it was just echoed by the sheriff of Pasco County, Florida, who sang the praises of a homeowner who protected his family against a gunman who’d broken into their Land O’ Lakes home Aug. 8.

“He was defending himself and his family,” Sheriff Chris Nocco said of the homeowner, who ended up fatally shooting the intruder. “Any loss of life is tragic, but the victim was utilizing his Second Amendment rights to protect himself and his family … I can’t imagine the fear that they were going through, but I’m very happy [about] the fact that he was able to defend himself …”

Nocco added that “when their lives were on the line, when that door was being kicked in, they utilized their Second Amendment rights, and they’re safe because of it.”

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Convicted felon allegedly breaks into home, attacks residents. But homeowner has a gun — and intruder takes a bullet to the face.

Police said a convicted felon allegedly broke into a home in Great Bend, Kansas, on Saturday evening and then proceeded to physically assault the residents, the Great Bend Tribune reported.

But the incident would be short lived, as the homeowner had a gun — and shot the intruder in the face, KAKE-TV reported.

What are the details?

After a preliminary investigation, officers believe 27-year-old Zachary Horyna entered the residence in the 1300 block of Jefferson Street, and then began to physically attack the residents after they confronted him, the station said.

It was at this point that the homeowner shot Horyna, KAKE said.

Officers had been dispatched to the scene for a burglary in progress, and after arriving they located and identified the suspect as Horyna with a gunshot wound to the face, the station said.

The homeowners were treated for their injuries on the scene, KAKE said, adding that Horyna was restrained and treated for his injures by emergency medical services and taken to a Great Bend hospital before he was flown to a Wichita hospital. The paper said Horyna was in stable condition Monday morning.

Police said the pending charge against him is aggravated burglary.

The Tribune, citing the Kansas Department of Corrections website, reported that Zachary Cole Horyna had been discharged from the KDOC when his sentence for previous convictions expired July 26.

His past convictions, no longer active, include drug possession and possession of paraphernalia with five or more plants, committed Nov. 28, 2014, in Saline County, the paper said. He also was convicted of drug possession in Sedgwick County in 2017 and criminal possession of a weapon in Sedgwick County in 2018, the Tribune reported.

What did folks have to say about the incident?

Commenters on the Great Bend police department’s Facebook page were not too sympathetic toward Horyna and decidedly behind the homeowner’s actions:

“He’s lucky he only took a shot to the face….I’d probably have blown his head clean off,” one commenter said.

“I love this family; they are wonderful people; my heart goes out to the both of them to have to experience such a violent act in their own home, so I’m proud of you. I would’ve done exactly the same thing to protect my family!!” another commenter wrote. “Prayers for your recovery.”

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Gunman kicks down door, charges at homeowner — who’s also armed. It doesn’t end well for gunman.

A Florida gunman kicked down a door at a Land O’ Lakes home Saturday afternoon — apparently angry at a family for supporting and protecting his estranged wife amid divorce proceedings — but the gunman was met by the homeowner, who also was armed, WTSP-TV reported.

What happened next?

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the gunman — 55-year-old Ronald Fleet — exchanged fire with the homeowner and then exited the home, the station said.

But Fleet then “starts charging” back into the house, Nocco told WTSP, after which the homeowner fatally shot him.

Deputies responded around 12:30 p.m. to the home in the Sunset Lakes subdivision, where Fleet was pronounced dead, the station said.

“He was defending himself and his family,” Nocco said of the homeowner. “Any loss of life is tragic, but the victim was utilizing his Second Amendment rights to protect himself and his family from the fear of Ronald who was carrying a gun, kicking in a door, trying to harm them. I can’t imagine the fear that they were going through, but I’m very happy [about] the fact that he was able to defend himself …”

The sheriff added that Fleet was carrying a .380 caliber handgun and that the state attorney’s office will review the case.

Nocco also said Fleet’s estranged wife was trying to get out of a “horrific marriage.” Records show Fleet had prior arrests for domestic battery and driving under the influence, WTSP reported.

‘I do not want to think what would have happened’

Nocco in his video statement underscored how crucial it was that the homeowner was armed and able to protect himself and his family.

“It was because of his rights, his ability to defend himself and his family, that [his] family is OK and safe,” the sheriff said. “Because I do not want to think what would have happened if they were unarmed, [Fleet] got in the house with that gun, and what he would have done to that family.”

Nocco added that “when their lives were on the line, when that door was being kicked in, they utilized their Second Amendment rights, and they’re safe because of it.”

No one else was hurt in the shooting, WTSP said.

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Gun-toting protesters descend upon neighborhood of cop who fatally shot a black man — then one resident pulls out gun of his own

On the one-year anniversary of a police-involved fatal shooting of a black man, protesters descended upon the Colorado Springs neighborhood of one of the officers involved in the shooting and demanded his firing,
KRDO-TV reported.

What are the details?

While there wasn’t any violence at the Monday protest, the fact that some demonstrators were carrying guns didn’t sit well with a few residents.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot

Dion Elmore told the station in a
separate article that he believed such a show of force “was almost like an intimidation tactic.”

KRDO said there was at least one confrontation between the armed protesters and several drivers in pickup trucks who were blocked by the crowd.

Here’s more of what appears to be the same confrontation between the driver and protesters:

Afterward, the station added, the armed protesters moved out of the way and let the drivers through.

But one resident wasn’t messing around

KRDO noted that one of the drivers in question retrieved a rifle and stood guard in his driveway while he called police.

Indeed, reporter Andrew McMillan tweeted that after the now-armed driver faced down the crowd, “protesters put their hands up and walked away.”

Another resident, Bobby Cox, told KRDO that while he and his wife were warned in advance about the protest, they were still nervous not knowing what could happen.

“You hear all these things, see all these things on TV, it’s a little scary,” he said. “At our age, we don’t want to be confronting anybody or anything like that. There wasn’t anything like that going on.”

Here’s video of the protest. The portion with the resident holding a rifle begins just after the 30-minute mark.

Content warning: Language:

Anything else?

The station said the neighborhood targeted by protesters is near Pulpit Rock Park where one of the officers involved in the shooting — Sgt. Alan Van’t Land — allegedly lives. The Associated Press said Van’t Land’s residence was roped off at the time of the protest, and no one appeared to be inside the house.

The outlet added that Van’t Land and Officer Blake Evenson were cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury for the shooting. The officers said they didn’t see a gun before shooting 19-year-old De’Von Bailey last August as he ran away but believed he had one as he was holding his waistband, the Denver Post reported.