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Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:21 pm
by DispositionMatrix
Summerfield homeowner injured, kills 2 intruders with AR-15
SUMMERFIELD — Marion County sheriff’s officials say a homeowner armed with an AR-15 shot and killed two intruders and was injured himself during a home invasion robbery in Summerfield Wednesday night.

Two other robbery suspects — Robert John Hamilton, 19, of Ocala, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22, of Belleview — were detained near the scene, according got the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Nigel Doyle, 22, of Summerfield, and Keith Jackson Jr., 21, Ocala, were killed. The homeowner, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in stable condition at a hospital Thursday morning.

Re: Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:25 pm
by featureless
Good example of why an AR15 with a standard capacity magazine is a good thing to have available. Taking on 4 home invaders with a rubber band and paperclips can be problematic. Even a 5 shot revolver would have required perfect aim.

Re: Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:30 pm
by DispositionMatrix
featureless wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Good example of why an AR15 with a standard capacity magazine is a good thing to have available. Taking on 4 home invaders with a rubber band and paperclips can be problematic. Even a 5 shot revolver would have required perfect aim.
The common refrains:
You don't need / no one needs an AR-15.
You don't need / no one needs a standard-capacity magazine.
The homeowner should have called the police while running away.

Re: Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 am
by highdesert
"Detectives were informed that they believe one of the suspects showed up earlier that evening and was knocking on the door and he had left and the homeowner had gone to sleep and the four individuals showed up after,” said Public Information Officer with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Valerie Strong.

During the investigation, Major Crimes detectives learned that the homeowner vaguely remembers one of the suspects from a past Craigslist transaction.

"When you do anything online, it's very important to be vigilant on the people you are doing transactions with and we recommend doing it in a public space to make sure no one knows where your home is,” Strong said.

Some neighbors including Samuels, think this could have been strategically planned out by the intruders.

"I told the police before that on the weekend I saw a car, a newer car, Volkswagen car that they had reversed into a lot that's empty next door. I saw it for two days and my neighbors' aid they saw it prior to that so this was not just a random act on their part,” Samuels said.

According to the police report, detectives did find a black Volkswagen parked near the residences, registered to Jackson Jr.

"And the point is that what happened could happen anywhere, is what I want to stress. There's nothing wrong with the neighborhood, it's the people who came from another neighborhood,” Samuels said.

The homeowner is recovering at the hospital, he is in the ICU recovering from his injuries.
https://www.wcjb.com/content/news/1-dea ... 67951.html

Re: Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:07 pm
by NegativeApproach
featureless wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Good example of why an AR15 with a standard capacity magazine is a good thing to have available. Taking on 4 home invaders with a rubber band and paperclips can be problematic. Even a 5 shot revolver would have required perfect aim.
Even if he had hit all his targets, that doesn't mean 4 shots would have been enough. There are plenty of examples of people taking 10+ shots and not going down.

This one comes to mind:
At the core of his desperate firefight was a murderous attacker who simply would not go down, even though he was shot 14 times with .45-cal. ammunition — six of those hits in supposedly fatal locations.
https://www.policeone.com/police-heroes ... n-the-job/

Re: Alleged DGU: Floridian with AR-15 thwarts home invasion

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:41 pm
by featureless
NegativeApproach wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:07 pm
featureless wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Good example of why an AR15 with a standard capacity magazine is a good thing to have available. Taking on 4 home invaders with a rubber band and paperclips can be problematic. Even a 5 shot revolver would have required perfect aim.
Even if he had hit all his targets, that doesn't mean 4 shots would have been enough. There are plenty of examples of people taking 10+ shots and not going down.

This one comes to mind:
At the core of his desperate firefight was a murderous attacker who simply would not go down, even though he was shot 14 times with .45-cal. ammunition — six of those hits in supposedly fatal locations.
https://www.policeone.com/police-heroes ... n-the-job/
No disagreement here. :cool: