Miami father killed in struggle

| February 13, 2013

Lance Cooley sends us a link to a Fox News story about a Miami father who confronted two armed intruders into his home in an attempt to protect his daughter. Of course, it turns out like you’d expect;

The incident happened late Tuesday night in Miami. The father, identified as Maurice Renard, 36, got into a struggle with the suspects when they tried to gain entry into his 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police told The father was fatally shot in the struggle.

There were no other reports of injuries. The suspects were described as black males.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said it appears the men were trying to rob the home.

I guess the main stream media would report that the unarmed man was safe until a gun was brought into his house – so the Left’s meme that a family with a gun in the house is less safe than one without a gun remains true.

Category: Guns

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  1. PintoNag says:

    Whether it’s a gun or not, if you enter into a “struggle” with intruders in your home, you better bring some kind of a weapon to the encounter–because there is a very good chance that the intruders DID.

  2. ChipNASA says:

    @1 Pinto
    Samurai Sword Baseball Bat, PMS-ing Wife….*SOMETHING*

  3. Hondo says:

    ChipNASA: none of those against a firearm are particularly good bets.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    Hondo, do you want to reconsider Chip’s last option?

  5. ChipNASA says:

    Depending on how much you care for your wife, at least she’d block the bullet.

  6. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Description on the suspects?

  7. LanceCooley says:

    I don’t get it -I mean good on him for trying to protect his daughter, we all know some would just book it- but why on earth would you try to “protect” without using something as a weapon. Hell, a lamp would do. Weapon of Opportunity, man!

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is why I live with cats. Very territorial. Alarms sounded very quickly, 24 hours a day. Large dogs work, too.

    It appears they were trying to rob the home? Of what? Kid’s pajamas? I don’t think robbery was their plan.

  9. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    I see it as the mess media once again blaming the whole thing on the gun itself. Anytime I look through the online mugshot section of my local paper, I quickly lose count of how many times I see one charged with “Felon in possession of a firearm or ammo” or “possession of an illegal firearm” meaning serial number removed, sawed-off barrel, BUT WAIT, that’s already illegal, so just why do we need more laws? OH, THAT’S RIGHT, we have a hypocritical administration wanting as much Government control over our lives as they can get!!

  10. FatCircles0311 says:

    Time to pass laws to ban crime.

    Just going to assume these scumbags were either paroled or have a lengthy criminal history.

  11. Fen says:

    Reading between the lines, its sounds like the victim was cooperating (ie. “dont hurt me, I’ll show you where I keep the money”) when the apes discovered he had a young girl they could rape.

  12. Hondo says:

    Hack Stone: not going there. (smile)

    ChipNASA: depending on the weapon and ammo, maybe not. I’ve heard that many police departments won’t use a .357 Mag because of the “through and through” problem.

    Bringing a knife to a gun fight – even a big knife – is a losing strategy.

  13. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    @11 Fen, I have NO doubts at all about that, criminals like those burglars have nothing on their mind other than self-gratification, there’s no reasoning with them. That’s why if our house was broken into when I’m home, I would go 1911, after which I’d call 911 and tell them to send an Officer or Deputy to write the report and tell them that the Coroner had a corpse to pick up!

  14. Twist on staff duty says:

    If a criminal busts into my house with intent to harm my family, If my pistol doesn’t get them my Rottweiler will.

    A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying: “Jesus is watching you.”

    He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight out, and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big heist, then began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he hears: “Jesus is watching you.”

    Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the
    voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. “Did you say that?” He hissed at the parrot.

    “Yep,” the parrot squawked: “I’m just trying to warn you.”

    The burglar relaxed “Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?”

    “Moses,” replied the bird.

    “Moses?” the burglar laughed. “What kind of people would name a bird Moses?”

    The bird replies: “The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.”

  15. Ken says:


    Cats? What kind of cats do you live with? Of our four, one would roll on the floor in greeting, two would vanish and hide, and the fourth would make a beeline for the food dish hoping to coax food out of the intruder. Seriously, I love ours, but there’s no chance they’d be of any use if an intruder were in the house. Well, they might trip over the one…

  16. Old Trooper says:

    @8: How about a 170 lb. Great Dane with an attitude, especially at night when he’s trying to get his beauty sleep?

  17. Old 21B says:

    Left’s response is he should have had a “gun free zone” sign on the door then they would know not to bring the gun into the house.

  18. MAJMike says:

    Damn shame.

  19. Twist on staff duty says:

    He gave his last breath defending his children like a real father would. I just wish he was armed so it didn’t need to come to that.

  20. Common Sense says:

    @19 – my thoughts as well.

    Besides being well-armed, we have two attack mini-dachshunds. Not so effective on the attack part, unless you value your ankles (our male dog doesn’t like strange men and WILL bite), but they sure are good alarms. No one gets withing 50 ft of the house without them warning us. Better than a doorbell – I know exactly when the mailman or UPS has done their drop.

  21. jerry920 says:

    My dog is a lousy attack dog, but he’s a great alert dog. Nothing gets close without the whole family being informed. Then it’s a choice of my 380 auto or 357.

  22. Twist says:

    My Rottweiler is a huge baby that loves everybody that gives him attention. That being said, if someone threatens my kids may God have mercy on their soul.

  23. Ex-PH2 says:

    German Shepherds, hands down. But for the time being, my cats are a super alarm system.

  24. Dave says:

    12 gauge pump – the _best_ protection against home invasion, no lie, meet ’em with something that’ll ruin their day/night. An armed home is a safe home, be prepared.