St. Rose LA shooting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin T, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Art; neighbors of yours?

    St. Rose, LA burglars shot in self defense

    A St. Rose, Louisiana homeowner reportedly shot two armed burglar who broke in to his home and threatened his life.

    Police say that a pair of burglars, who were armed with a pistol, kicked down the down the back door to a St. Rose home. Upon entering the house, one of the robber then reportedly shined his pistol's laser sight on the homeowner. Fearing for his life, the homeowner is said to have fired one shot from his shotgun, which caused both intruders to flee, according to police. One suspected burglar, 21 year old Michael Cockerham, was found dead from shotgun wounds in a nearby yard, police say. Another suspect, 20 year old Aaron J. Vinnett, was found with non-life-threatening shotgun wounds, and has been charged with attempted aggravated burglary and 2nd degree murder (for the death of his alleged accomplice, under the Felony Murder Rule) according to police. The homeowner was unharmed.

    Criminals often work in groups, using superior numbers to overwhelm their victims. When that happens, even the strongest unarmed victims can be overpowered by the criminals, with deadly results. Things are even worse for the victim when those numerically superior criminals are also armed.

    When that crime victim is armed, however, things can be quite different. One of the best things about firearms is that they allow a single crime victim to defend themselves against multiple attackers. Here, this homeowner used his handgun to fend off 2 attackers. Similarly, this man used his handgun to defend himself against 3 violent men who broke into his apartment. This business owner used his shotgun to stop 4 armed robbers who where pistol whipping an employee and threatening the lives of everyone present. This mother used her handgun to defend herself and her young children from a pair of home invading prison escapees, while this woman used her gun to fend off 4 home invaders. This man used his gun to save himself and his wife from 4 armed robbers, while this 91 year old man used his handgun to save himself and his wheelchair bound wife from a pair of armed criminals who invaded their house. Armed self defense works, and it is often a crime victim’s best chance at avoiding harm.
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Thats closer to Cycloneman that me.

    They've been dropping like flies around here lately. :D

    A couple of more.

    Marrero, LA robber shot by his would-be victim

    An armed robber was fatally shot after he and two accomplices tried to ambushed their would-be victims.

    Police say that a Marrero, Louisiana couple was walking from their driveway to their house when a trio of armed robbers approached and brandished a gun. One of the would-be victims reportedly drew his own gun and shot one of the robbers. The robber's two accomplices are said to have fled, leaving the couple unharmed. The robber, whose name was not released pending notification of his relatives, died at a nearby hospital, according to police.

    As we’ve seen in the USA as well as other countries, armed self defense works. It enables law abiding people to defend themselves against armed, physically stronger, and more numerous attackers.

    Gun control, on the other hand, fails to disarm criminals. Instead, it only ensures that crime victims are defenseless against the gun-toting criminals. Indeed, even when criminals are unarmed, they tend to still be capable of killing or seriously harming their victims, since violent criminals tend to be young males who are among the strongest members of society.


    This guy is probably gonna have to lawyer up pretty good. :rolleyes:

    I can hear it now.
    'But, but, yur honor, I was just firin' a warnin' shot. Divonte musta zigged when he shoulda zagged.'

    Murdered teen said to be suspect in attempted burglary

    Posted: Dec 14, 2009 6:17 PM CST
    Updated: Dec 15, 2009 3:23 PM CST

    By Lee Peck - bio | email

    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - 2:04 p.m. Saturday: The body of 18-year-old Divonte LeDay was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a yard off Oleo Street. Lots of questions remained, but Lake Charles Police now believe the victim sustained those wounds nearly 12 hours earlier while he and two others tried to steal a four wheeler a block away on Mill Street.

    "LeDay was involved in a burglary, an attempted theft. The homeowner took action shot two rounds and they fled," said Sgt. Mark Kraus.

    Both the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and Lake Charles Police got calls about gunshots in the area. The homeowner on Mill Street filed a report about the attempted burglary with the Sheriff's Office, telling them he fired two shots in the air.

    The initial report from the Calcasieu Coroner's Office confirms LeDay died from injuries consistent from a shotgun.

    "We now know LeDay was struck by the shotgun blast and died a short time later about 200 feet from where that attempted burglary took place," explained Kraus.

    Kraus says LeDay was no stranger to local law enforcement: His first run was at 16 years old - police say he was the teen who brought the gun and fired shots at the "Just For Jesus" rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center back in May 2007.

    March 2008 : LeDay was arrested for possession of marijuana.

    April 2009: Lafayette Police arrested him in April on a warrant issued by Lake Charles Police for simple burglary and theft over 500 dollars.

    October 2009: LeDay was arrested for simple battery and simple damage to property.

    Kraus says this latest case should send a strong message to the chance would be burglars take.

    "We in America and specifically Lake Charles, Louisiana have the right to protect our homes, property and family. And in using a shotgun or weapon to do so is authorized in many cases by law," said Kraus.

    The law will now have the final say. Once the investigation is complete a grand jury will decide whether or not to indict the homeowner with murder charges. He says at this time the investigation is still ongoing and once complete will be handed over to the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009

  3. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Look at the post on LaDay May 2007-shot a gun at a public rally, April and October 2009 felonies and he is still out walking around. That is whats wrong with the system.
  4. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    St Rose is about an hour and a half from me. Actually not that bad of an area to live. Small city or town i should say. But like all towns there is a cancer spot somewhere.
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

    From what I've read elsewhere, it took place in a troubled part of town.

  6. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Someone should go show this to the governor here in WI. Basically, if someone breaks into your home you can't shoot them unless they have a gun and how do you know if they are armed or not? Even if they are, if you shoot with a shotgun, or a pistol (for example my .45), the DA will try to say that you didn't need to respond with that amount of force. None of the liberals here will give a da&n until they are affected by crime and there's gangs out wandering their neighborhoods. Man if I lived in California especially in one of these gang areas, I'd be packing an assault rifle or auto shotgun in every part of my home.
  7. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    With Deputy Steven Seagal on duty ("Lawman") how did this ever happen?
  8. artabr

    artabr New Member

    The bad guys were suffreing from a lack of Zen. They couldn't bend with the bullets. :rolleyes: :D

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