Friday morning feel good stories

| May 4, 2018

From Port Orchard, Washington;

A man who shot an intruder in his yard last week told a Kitsap County sheriff’s detective that after hearing somebody bang on the windows of his house, he armed himself and went outside to confront the suspect, who appeared to be on drugs or having a mental crisis.

The homeowner said he shot at the man when he came around a corner and charged him, but didn’t believe he hit him. During the confrontation, the homeowner “bear-hugged” the suspect and took him to the ground, then ordered him to stay there until officers arrived. His wife and children watched from the doorway.

“He scared the daylights out of me,” the homeowner told a detective, according to court documents.

The suspect, 28-year-old Jeffrey Preston Ratcliff, was taken to a Tacoma hospital for surgery following the April 26 shooting and was discharged Tuesday morning. Deputies arrested him at his house in Port Orchard in the afternoon and booked him into the Kitsap County Jail.

From Atlanta, Georgia;

A teenager was shot and killed while attempting to rob someone in southwest Atlanta late Wednesday evening, according to police.

The shooting happened around 10:10 p.m. along Drummond Street near Joseph E Lowery SW.

Quindarious Billinger told police he opened fire on the suspect after being robbed and shot. The teen suspect was struck during the shootout and died as a result.

Billinger was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. No word yet on his current condition.

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    “Quindarious Billinger”

    Is that his name or they way he felt?

    • Claw says:

      Regardless of the fact that the Taxpayer’s Money Savings Shot technique was utilized, the Whiz Wheel says that running a name through the decoder every once in a while is a must to keep the road wheel seals greased, so:

      Quindarious Billinger is awarded 35 Good Guy Points.

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    “A teenager was shot and killed while attempting to rob someone…”

    Thereby reducing his recidivism rate to zero. Which is a good thing for the rest of us taxpayers, not having to arrest, try, incarcerate, feed, clothe, and healthcare for the majority of his misbegotten life.

    Oh, and not having to pay for and raise any baby mama children.
    (unto the third and fourth generation……)

  3. Tallywhaggert\ says:

    Trayvon was not immediately available for comment.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    There is an ongoing shooting incident in Chicago. An ATF guy was shot in the head in an alley during a drug bust. The shooter is at large so far.

    Re: Mr. Billinger: I’m glad he did get the bad guy and hope that he recovers quickly.

  5. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    On 4 May 1942, the Battle of the Coral Sea began when Task Force 17
    attacked the Japanese invasion force at Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. This 1992 Proceedings article was written for the 50th anniversary of the battle.
    By Jack Sweetman