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Home-defense shooting in South End

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  1. Raymond Shea

    Lesson Learned, don’t steal people are sick of it. To bad the home owner was forced into protecting himself.

    May 23, 2011 @ 9:45 am


  2. Ray2ndamen

    Thiefs are not victims! I hope the county or city leaves the home owner alone, he’s been though enough.

    May 23, 2011 @ 9:59 am


  3. Just me

    Hurray!!!! Another dirt bag gets what he deserves! As more police are laid off it is every persons responsibility to start taking care of their own property and safety. That homeowner should get a medal for all the future victims and tax dollars he has spared the law abiding public. It might not stop all the criminals but at least it helped thin out the heard.

    May 24, 2011 @ 12:31 am


  4. BigPaulie

    I too agree another scumbag gets a celestial dirt nap!

    May 24, 2011 @ 4:08 am


  5. tubbytooba50

    Has anyone thought that there was a reason, although very, very stupid as to why this occured? We know this young man was desparate and chose an idiotic act to get himself out of a financial mess. There’s now a brother, family and many friends who will miss him. A very tragic scenario happening way too much in todays recession, people are desparate, so sad. My heart goes out to both sides.

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:01 am


  6. PAGIFAL

    This will take place more and more as police are stretched thin and criminal activity grows.
    The police cannot be everywhere all the time so both the first and last line of defense against those who would harm you, your family, or property is the individual citizen. A call to 9/11 will NOT provide immediate protection to you so you should be prepared to protect and defend yourself.
    The right to do so is provided in the Bill of
    Rights to the Constitution; it is called the Second Amendment. Read it!!

    May 24, 2011 @ 8:44 pm


  7. annadee

    Another responsible homeowner prepared to protect his family; If this was the case more often thieves would perhaps find another method of stealing instead of invading peoples homes.

    May 25, 2011 @ 5:56 am


  8. beetrootpattie

    I hope the homeowners are going to be okay after this. Killing in selfdefense is legal,but I don’t think it feels good. I too though will protect when needed. My heart goes to the parents of the deceased, and I hope the gentleman that did the killing will be able to easily forgive himself.

    May 25, 2011 @ 11:21 am


  9. tubbytooba50

    HEY GUESS WHAT?! IT WAS NOT SELF DEFENSE. JUST A HOME OWNER GETTING BACK AT ANYONE FOR PAST ROBBERIES THAT HE COULDN’T CATCH! HE SHOT THE ONE YOUNG MAN IN THE BACK WHO DIED!!! HOW IS THAT SELF DEFENSE?! DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. LETS HOPE THE OTHER MAN CAN SET THINGS STRAIGHT AND TELL THE TRUTH. THESE MEN WERE APPROACHED BY THIS HOME OWNER AND TURNED TO GET OUT OF THERE BUT WERE TAKEN DOWN FOR A PREVIOUS CRIME. YES THEY WERE WRONG BUT THE HOME OWNER WAS NOT DEFENDING HIS HOME, GETTING BACK. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS LIE THE REST OF HIS LIFE. OH, MY HUBSBAND WAS ALSO PUT IN THE SAME SCENARIO WITH GUN DRAWN BUT THE MAN FLED AND MY HUSBAND DID NOT SHOOT HIM. WE HAD PREVIOUS BURGLARIES TOO. MY HUSBAND SLEEPS JUST FINE.

    May 25, 2011 @ 12:17 pm


  10. vikefan66

    @tubbytooba50: Did you listen to Mark Fulghum’s account of the situation? He stated that the perpetrators rushed the homeowner, at which time the homeowner opened fire. Then the perps fled, but one collapsed while still in the residence – to whom the homeowner rendered first aid until first responders could arrive. According to the POLICE REPORT, it was self-defense. Where did Mark Fulhum state that he was a victim of previous robberies? Take a second to listen to the report before jumping on your soapbox. Had your husband been rushed when he had the burglars at gunpoint, do you think he would have opened fire? Would you rather he open fire, or perhaps say “Ohhh… you called my bluff. Take all my stuff and please don’t hurt me…”

    May 25, 2011 @ 6:55 pm


  11. 45er

    Open statement to all of the whiners: It is not a homeowner’s job to care why someone is threatening their family or property. It is their job to defend it. Period. If death isn’t something you can deal with, pick another career path. Don’t act like someone invading your home is not an IMMEDIATE threat. A homeowner can’t read minds and can only assume that their life is threatened. Do otherwise and it is your family mourning instead of the perpetrator of the crime.

    Jun 03, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

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