Assault wepon was a BASEBALL BAT! Self defense weapon was a 12 gauge shotgun!

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    WAGCEVP New Member

    May 25, 2003
    Assault wepon was a BASEBALL BAT! Self defense weapon was a 12 gauge shotgun!

    (CA) Roommate wounds violent assailants 07-29-03

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    Tables turned on suspected assailants
    Margo Horner
    Published: July 29, 2003 in News

    Tom Chu thought he might die Sunday night when two masked men kicked
    down his front door and began beating him with baseball bats.

    "They tried to take my knee out and that's when I went down to the
    ground. When I went down they started pounding on me with the bats," the
    Redding man said Monday.

    Chu said they continued beating him until his roommate, Kyle Wymore,
    intervened. The 20-year-old had retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun from the
    garage and shot the intruders, according to Redding police.

    A prosecutor said Monday that it appeared Wymore was within his rights
    when he shot the two men.

    "A man's home is his castle and you have a right to protect your home
    from an intruder,"
    Shasta County Senior Deputy District Attorney
    Greg Gaul said. "It's slightly different if you're on the street and
    somebody punches you. You wouldn't be able to pull out a gun and kill
    them. But in your residence, the rules are a little bit different."

    The alleged assailants, meanwhile, are hospitalized at Mercy Medical
    Center in Redding. No charges have been filed in the case yet.

    Wymore told Redding police the two men broke through the front door of
    the Weatherby Court residence about 11:30 p.m. and began the assault on
    his roommate.

    Moments later he fired three rounds at close range. Galen Kusic, 20, of
    Davis was struck in the abdomen and Levi Gardiff, 20, of Redding was
    shot twice in the chest.

    Police said the amount of force Wymore used was not excessive.

    "In a combat situation you would fire as many times as necessary," said
    Redding police Sgt. John Hawkins. "In this case there were three rounds
    fired and two individuals hit. That is very reasonable."

    Gaul agreed with that assessment.

    "If somebody breaks into your house and they're armed, you can use
    lethal force to stop them," he said. "You don't have to wait until
    you're shot or you're beaten up or something like that.

    "The penal code calls it justifiable homicide," he said.

    After they were shot, the two men ran down the street screaming in pain
    before some people stopped to help them, Hawkins said.

    It was not clear why the men chose the Weatherby Court residence, or if
    they were associated with the residents, Hawkins said.
    Kusic was in stable condition, and Gardiff was in serious condition at

    The two men could face charges of breaking andentering and assault with a deadly weapon, Gaul said.

    Chu, meanwhile, said he is grateful that his roommate came to his aid Sunday night. The 20-year-old suffered bruises on his legs and had some abrasions.

    "Kyle saved my life," he said.
  2. Mausermania

    Mausermania New Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    State of confusion-Maryland
    I'm glad to see that the guy who shot the two assailants hasn't be thrown in jail and is facing charges! If that happened in a "liberal" state like Kalifornia he might not be so fortunate!

    About 4 or 5 years ago here in Maryland some goof broke in a guys house and started shooting when the owner came home. The owner shot the guy and the thief won a lawsuit in court!!

    Another clown(not the same one)broke into a house,fell and broke his leg,then turned around and SUED the owners home insurance company(homeowners Ins.)!!

    Whats wrong with this picture?

  3. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    if 2 people were beating one of my roomies to death with bats you bet your ass I would shoot. I would shout a very loud verbal warning first.
  4. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    I couldn't get the link to work, but somebody correct me if I'm wrong... Redding is in California. This makes it all the more shocking to me that the guy isn't up on charges.

    I'm not too familiar with California (and don't really want to be), but I'm guessing Redding is pretty far removed from the liberal areas of the state?
  5. Mausermania

    Mausermania New Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    State of confusion-Maryland

    Maybe I made a mistake where it happened. If in fact it did happen in Kalifornia then yes,it would be very shocking indeed!
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Redding is in NORTHERN California. Completely different country from that SoCal part. Yes, they suffer under the same state imposed restrictions of liberty, but the populace is quite gun-friendly. The surprizing part to me was that somebody helped the wounded perps, rather than shooting them again. They must have had a good story. :D


    Let's see if I can get this link in here:

    Try this one

    Yup....that one works.
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  7. Triggerman

    Triggerman New Member

    Jul 21, 2003
    I don't understand why they didn't hold them ther by gun point untill the police could arrive. I would have, theey wouldn't have gone to far.:cool:
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