Friday morning feel good stories

| May 19, 2017 | 32 Comments

Amy sends us a link from Harris County, Texas;

Deputies confirm a homeowner fatally shot a home invasion suspect near Tomball early Thursday.

Around 2 a.m. a 911 call came in from the 19200 block of Juergen Road in northwest Harris County.

The homeowner was detained for questioning as the suspect was placed in an ambulance and taken to the hospital. The home invasion suspect later died, according to deputies at the scene.

In another link it’s reported the intruder was only wearing his underwear.

In Gordon County, Georgia;

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, two suspects wearing masks and armed with bricks and a baseball bat forced their way into the home.

One suspect reportedly, knocked the husband in the head with a brick. He recovered and somehow wrestle away the suspect’s bat and used it to “defend himself and his wife,” according to Sheriff Ralston. When deputies arrived, he was found incapacitated in the house and was airlifted to the Erlanger Medical Center.

The other suspect fled on foot but neighbors who were armed chased him into a thickly wooded area. They held him there until deputies arrived to arrest him.

From Cape Coral, Florida;

Ryan Robert Doyon, 27, of 1914 Cornwallis Parkway, was arrested and charged Monday with one count each of homicide murder dangerous depraved without premedication and probation violation.

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Doyon told police that he was asleep in his bedroom when he was awakened by an unknown man holding a gun to his forehead. The man demanded the keys to Doyon’s safe. He said that while he was opening the safe, he grabbed his M-4 assault rifle and began shooting at the man inside the home.

Doyon told police that he chased the man outside and shot at him at least 10 times while the man ran away from him, according to a report. Doyon said his wallet and about $100 in cash were taken.

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Witnesses stated that the man was being chased by Doyon, who was firing several rounds from an assault rifle. One neighbor told police that the victim fell three times while running. They said Doyon continued to chase after and shoot at the victim until he rounded the corner at Cornwallis Parkway.

In Chicago, Illinois;

An off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 17-year-old robbery suspect at an Englewood hair salon Wednesday afternoon, officials said

The boy, Rashad Wells, of the 6900 block of South Harvard Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Two people entered Marquita’s Hair Salon, at 132 W. 69th St., around 1:40 p.m. and announced a robbery, police said.

The female off-duty deputy shot one of the robbers and the other one fled, according to Cara Smith, chief policy officer for the sheriff’s office.

Rashad’s mom says that there was some kind of mistake;

“My baby was coming from school. I know he was. I dropped him off this morning. To go to school,” she said.

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  1. Doc Savage says:

    “Doyon told police that he chased the man outside and shot at him at least 10 times ”

    Someone needed to spend more time at the range…..

    • Dapandico says:

      The article had to spin up the evil assault rifle angle.

      • Hondo says:

        Perhaps. But shooting 10x at a fleeing perp who isn’t firing back isn’t exactly smart, legally speaking.

        Understandable, perhaps. And arguably justifiable. But in today’s legal “playing field” in most states, doing that is not smart at all.

        • Jonn Lilyea says:

          The article says that he struck several homes and automobiles with his errant discharges.

          • Graybeard says:

            Reading the updated article (@0857 CDT) it appears that Doyton did not catch the guy breaking in. The police found no brass inside the house, the roommates story did not jive with Doyton’s –

            in other words, there is a whole lot more to this story than was initially reported, and it appears Doyton is lying about the entire thing.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      “Spray and pray” marksmanship? Probably has better aim and trigger control with a bottle of Windex or 409 cleaner…

  2. Wilted Willy says:

    And now the moron is charged with murder! Know your castle doctrine people, you can’t fire when you are no longer in danger!!

    • IDC SARC says:

      Charged is not convicted.

      • Hondo says:

        True. But if the reported facts are correct, my guess is he’ll need a helluva good lawyer to escape prison – let alone beat all charges.

        I’d bet on a felony plea deal including some time, but taking the death penalty off the table.

      • FatCircles0311 says:

        If there is any justice in this world, he’ll be acquitted.

      • Top W Kone says:

        worse, huge lawyer fees to prove you are not guilty, to ensure the law is upheld correctly against the government.

        Knowing the state and local laws on self defense and “castle doctrine” is a start, knowing a lawyer who can protect your rights in a situation is a good thing to have before you pull the trigger.

        You can be 100% innocent, but if your side is not presented and defended, you might still end up in jail and in massive debt.

    • Graybeard says:

      Looking at the updated story – the castle doctrine probably would not have applied in any case. It does look like out-and-out murder.

      • IDC SARC says:

        I’ll have to read that when I have time. I wouldn’t defend murder, but tend to agree with the law’s latitude in taking into account the emotional state of the victim and his perceptions at the precise moment the shooting occurred.

  3. Dapandico says:

    Rashad was just shopping for a new weave to give to momma as a late momma days gift.

  4. Hondo says:

    I wish the news media would stop referring to juvenile armed perps as “kids”, “boys”, or other terms denoting childhood.

    Someone who is committing an armed robbery using a real firearm is decidedly NOT a child, regardless of age.

  5. Dapandico says:

    Doyon the moron was on probation. Additional charge for possessing a weapon?

  6. Fjardeson says:

    Another DRT in my home town, Houston. Don’t these people know that us H-Town folks are not only armed, but we can hit what we shoot at?

  7. Eden says:

    I drive that road in Tomball every week or two. Lots of road construction going on (looks like they’re widening that country road into a thoroughfare), and many homes up for sale. It may be starting to draw some riffraff to the neighborhood, looking for some easy copper or other stuff to sell.

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