GUN Eldery Atlanta man shoots burglar

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Elderly Tucker man had struggled with burglar
    Fight had moved into bedroom before shooting

    By CHANDLER BROWN
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 03/21/08

    It was about 11:30 p.m. one night this week when 81-year-old Robert Jenkins heard someone break down the door of his Tucker home.

    "When he saw me, he said, 'Give me that gun,'" Jenkins recalled Friday. "Then he lunged at me, so I shot him."

    The first bullet hit the man in the chest, Jenkins said, "but he kept lunging for me and beating me" in the head and chest.

    "So I shot him again," Jenkins said. That bullet hit the intruder in the neck.

    "I just wondered how much longer he was going to live because I saw blood flowing out across the floor," Jenkins said by phone from the hospital. "It seemed like an hour, but I guess it was 45 seconds, and he was dead."

    Peggy Jenkins, 71, was in the couple's bedroom dialing 911.

    "I heard two shots," she said. "I knew someone was dead."

    That someone was 25-year-old Jynard Marshall, an Atlanta man who broke into the elderly couple's home near Lawrenceville Highway on Tuesday night. Marshall previously had served prison time on a robbery and drug conviction in Fulton County.

    DeKalb County police said the shooting was justified and they did not plan to charge Robert Jenkins, who accidentally fired a shot through his hand and hit his head during the struggle.

    He was treated and released from Grady Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, but was being treated at Emory University Hospital on Friday for dehydration and mild bleeding on the brain. He expects to be released today.

    If it happened again, "I'd do the exact same thing," Robert Jenkins said. "But I hope I don't have to."

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    Good shoot, other then that last one :o
     
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    fuckin. ehh. right!
     
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    Wait, the old dude shot himself in the hand too?

    Edit: and the shot hit him in the head? How the fuck? Or did I just read that completely wrong?
     
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    Sounds like he just bumped his head in the struggle
     
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    and got a hole in his hand to boot :o
     
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    guess the race? Good for him, i mean but the cops would have been there quick enough, right? to save the day right?
     
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    Leave it to the AJC to fuck shit up. He was in Decatur, not Tucker.

    The attacker fell ON him when he got shot, and I'd imagine that the old man was probably not well trained in fighting at contact distances, especially with a gun. He probably shot himself when the guy pushed up on him. Everything I saw on the story said the attacker was shot three times. My guess is that the last hole in the attacker came at the price of a hole in the hand as well.
     
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    If a 25 yo guy is beating on a 71 year old man and that 71 yo man manages to keep his gun, I'd say that old guy did good even if he took a round through the hand
     
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    Fixed.


    His wife was 71.



    The fact that he was able do defend himself successfully is why they truly are the greatest generation. It'll be a sad day when they're all gone.
     
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    yeah, at 71 she must be a real gold digger :hsughno: :rofl:
     

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