Homeowner Shoots (and kills) Intruder (TX)

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    God Bless Texas:

    LIVINGSTON – A local woman allegedly defending herself against an intruder in her home shot and killed a man Monday.

    The Livingston Police Department responded to a possible shooting at the Angela Rowe residence in the 300 block of W. North St. at approximately 10:17 p.m. Monday.

    Rowe told officers responding to the scene that an unknown black male had forced entry into her residence.

    According to Detective Ken Bohnert with the Livingston Police Department, the male knocked on the front door and when Rowe answered the door, the male pushed his way inside, grabbed Rowe by her shoulders and started pushing her.

    Rowe was able to access a .38-caliber pistol located under a cushion on her couch and fired one shot into the man's abdomen, Bohnert said, adding that the intruder then fled.

    Officers located the intruder approximately two blocks away. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston by Gold Star EMS and then air-lifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The body of the intruder is currently at the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy will be conducted. Officials there ran the suspect's fingerprints through AFIS, the automated fingerprint identification system, and confirmed his identity as Mitchell Pitre, 33, of Livingston .

    No charges have been filed at this point, although the investigation is continuing, Bohnert said. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be referred to the Polk County District Attorney's Office.

    According to Bohnert, Rowe's home had been burglarized twice within the last month.

    http://www.easttexasnews.com/Enterprise/News/Ind/june20_2005/news3.htm
     
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    Good for her! I don't have a gun, but I'm thankful that the bad guys don't know if I do or not!
     
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    :thup: If this happened more often there would be less break ins rapes
    and burglaries. Good Gun Control I say!
     
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    you watch, someone will sue becasue she killed a "god fearing man with morals and values".
    every once ina while you see those types of suits. stupid ass burglar get screwd up doing a crime and sues.
     
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    I love it. Here's a local story that just happened. I drove by the house so I could smell the testosterone and gunpowder. Did a job at the Sherriffs Garage and listened as people talked about how it was a "good shoot".

    Posted in its entirety since it's a subscriber site.

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    Story last updated at 12:22 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2005
    Retired officer fires on two home intruders
    Shooting leaves one man dead, one wounded


    BY JASON WOMACK
    AVALANCHE-JOURNAL


    A retired police lieutenant shot and killed one man and wounded another Thursday after the pair broke into his home, Lubbock police officials said.

    When James Kimber, the 65-year-old former officer, arrived home about 12:10 p.m., he found his garage door ajar and his back door forced open.

    Police said he then retrieved a gun from his laundry room.

    As he moved through his ransacked living room and reached the north bedroom, police said, he realized someone was still inside.

    Police work the scene where two intruders were shot Thursday in the 4800 block of 45th Street.

    "He heard the distinct sound of a firearm being cocked," police spokesman Lt. Roy Bassett said.

    As Kimber entered the room, he was rushed by two men - one armed with a handgun, police said.

    Kimber then fired an "unknown number" of shots at the men, Bassett said.

    The first man, 19-year-old Fermin Martinez Jr. of Idalou, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

    He dropped the gun, continued past Kimber and ran into the alley. Martinez then collapsed behind the house, police said.

    An ambulance took Martinez to University Medical Center, where he later died.

    The second man, Richard Steven Lovato, 19, suffered at least one gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

    Kimber held the man at gunpoint until officers reached the house.

    Lovato was also taken to UMC. He was treated at the hospital then released to the police, a hospital spokeswoman said.

    In a statement released Thursday, the police said Lovato would be charged with burglary of a habitation.

    Officers strung yellow police tape around the scene of the shooting, an otherwise nondescript home at the corner of 45th Street and Wayne Avenue.

    Jim Scott, 56, lives nearby.

    "I came home when it all happened," he said, gesturing to a shopping bag he still held in his hand. "It's been a pretty quiet neighborhood. There are some college students that party. But that only leaves empty beer cans in the street."

    When Scott learned of what occurred inside the house, he continued.

    "We do have some retired people around here who want to protect their personal property," he said. "Prayers up for (Kimber) and the perpetrator."

    Police said the shooting appeared to be self-defense.

    Investigators, nonetheless, shuffled in and out of the home for several hours after the shooting, collecting evidence and photographing the home.

    Officers also detained Kimber for questioning.

    "Everyone - certainly here in Texas - knows that you have a right to protect yourself and your family," Bassett said.

    He added that Kimber found himself in a situation that lacks proper protocol.

    "If you find someone in your home," he said, "you don't have to wait to find out their intentions."

    First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Matt Powell, who arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, said the case will most likely go before a grand jury to determine if Kimber will face any criminal charges.

    Although he said that decision will ultimately be left up to the grand jury, Powell also told reporters: "From everything I've seen so far, this man was certainly acting in self-defense."

    Kimber, who was reached at his home Thursday night, declined to comment.

    To comment on this story:

    jason.womack@lubbockonline.com 766-8707

    brian.williams@lubbockonline.com t 766-8717
     
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    I love stories like this! Another scum sucking low life off the streets.
     
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    luckily he's not around to sue.
     
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    That's called the responsible use of a handgun. Cap the perp's ass.
     

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