GUN Man shot by homeowner after attempted break-in

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    EPD: Man shot by homeowner after attempted break-in
    http://www.14wfie.com/global/story.asp?s=10010918
    Posted: March 15, 2009 10:23 PM

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    EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man was shot after, police say, he tried to break into a home.

    The home-owner said the man broke through the back door, and that's when he shot the intruder, but the story doesn't stop there.

    The intruder was then run-down by his own get-away car.

    Neighbors said police were on the scene for several hours processing evidence and looking for clues that would help them track down the accomplices.

    Sunday mornings events aren't easily forgotten.

    "I looked out my peephole and saw a man head to toe in blood," neighbor Katherine Vessels said.

    Evansville police said it all started at 5:00 Sunday morning when 26-year-old Derek Shaun Clark kicked in the door of Derrick Murray's home on East Riverside Drive.

    Police said the suspect entered the home and told the victim he was police.

    Murray said he could tell from the tone of his voice something wasn't right.

    "They were talking in street slang, so I ran to my bedroom to get my rifle and as he came in with his hand-gun drawn I, I just fired at him," Murray said.

    Police said Clark stumbled out of the house leaving a trail of blood behind him.

    He attempted to get in his get-away car, but neighbors said he never made it inside.

    "The white car was parked in front of my house and they backed up and ran over him and then he backed up and then they backed up into the alley and into him again," Vessels said. "Then, they took off."

    Vessels said she now fears for the safety of her children, and is considering moving out.

    "It just blows my mind that that would happen right in front of my house like that," Vessels said. "I have three kids, I wouldn't want that around anybody's kids."

    Still shaken up, Murray said he's here to stay, and also said if those crooks come back, they better beware.

    "I think a family man is the most dangerous person because they've got more to lose like I do," Murray said.

    Clark is in intensive care at St. Mary's.

    In 2003 he was convicted of drunk driving and in 2007 he was convicted for possession of marijuana.

    Detectives said they will release an official statement regarding Sunday's shooting on Monday.
     
  2. Jas0n

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    Guy had it coming, sounds like.
     
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    That's balls - kick in someone's door and tell them that you're the police? Wow. :eek3:
     
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    We're paying this fuck's medical bills.
     
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    His buddies ran him over during the get away, fucking priceless :bowrofl:
     
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    And cops STILL think no-knock warrants are a good idea? I don't care who you say you are - if you bust down my door, I'm unloading all my buckshot at you. If you have a lawfully issued warrant, you can bring a copy and politely knock on my door in your decent non-black uniform. I will read it, verify it, and comply as required by law.
     
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    That's because people are supposed to OBEY when you say POLICE!!!

    Good thing the homeowner didn't lay down arms, or this news story would have a much unhappier ending.
     
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    That's why if you're gonna shoot an intruder you better shoot to kill, cause I guarantee this scumbag is gonna turn around and sue to the homeowner for medical bills. Gotta love American jurisprudence...

    They should really pass a law that prohibits suing for damages if you get injured in the commission of a crime.
     
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    Unfortunately, drug dealers dont think that way. You knock on thier door, they see police outside, so they get rid of the evidence before they open it. Some will also set up an ambush for the police.
     
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    True. But I'm so squeaky clean that if someone mistakes me for a drug dealer, they need to be removed from the gene pool.
     
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    MO protects victims from frivolous suits through the Castle Doctrine. I would hope IN does too.

    You also shoot to neutralize, not kill, for what that is worth.
     
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    get your fucking troll/useless/dumb posts out of this sub-forum immediately
     
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    Unfortunately, "dead before they hit the floor" is the only way to guarantee that the threat has been neutralized. I wouldn't bet my life on anything less. So yes, I would shoot to kill.
     
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    Wonder when he made the jump to home invasion, he sounds like a good boy otherwise.
     
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    My department doesnt do no knock raids unless we are 100% confident we know what the person is up to. We did one where the guy shot 3 of our SWAT officers in the legs, but our officers bought shit from him earlier and knew he had a gun.
     
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    Being a good cop can still suck sometimes.
     
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    All's I'm saying is that I would not go into court and tell a jury I "shot to kill".
     
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    See above post.
     
  22. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    It seems to me like every "SWAT team raids wrong house" story I've heard was some small town dept that is probably more enamoured with the idea of having a tactical unit without fully understanding the ramifications of surprise forced entry into a persons home.

    Your guys ever hit the wrong house, and if so, do you think they learned anything from it? Or would you say they are wise men who learn from the mistakes of others?
     
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    We are a very large department, and try to learn from others' mistakes so we don't make them ourselves. With that in mind, I do not know if they have ever hit the wrong house or not, but they havent since I've worked there.
     
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    Odd, because that's exactly what you're going to need to say if your ever brought before a grand jury in a question of justifiable homicide.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    You would properly say "I shot until he no longer appeared to present a threat to me."
     

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