Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don't Be This Guy, He Is Fucked Now

First of all, it's against the law to shoot people in the back when they are running away.
Secondly, don't be a fucking dumbass and brag about shooting a pregnant woman pleading for her life a second time to "finish her off" on camera to a fucking television crew!
( You can watch the same video interview the jury is going to watch over and over again at the link)

Old man is going to jail for that shit unless he gets a spare lawyer from O.J. Simpson.

A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.

Tom Greer, an 80-year-old retiree, arrived to his upscale Bixby Knolls neighborhood Tuesday night to find a couple in the middle of a late-night break-in.

"When I went in there, they tackled me," Greer told NBC4 Wednesday. "Both of them jumped up on top of me."

The intruders, a man and woman, may have underestimated Greer, he said, as they ransacked his safe and yanked the door open right in front of him.

The intruders threw Greer to the ground, but they didn't know he'd gotten his .22-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.

"I come back and they see me with a gun, and they run," he said.

The man escaped, but the woman fell after being struck by Greer's gunfire in an alley behind the house.

"She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant! I'm going to have a baby!' And I shot her anyway," Greer said.

When asked what he saw happen to the woman after he fired shots, Greer responded: "She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead ... (The man) had run off and left her."

"I've never in my life shot anybody, killed anybody," Greer said.

Greer was being treated at the hospital Wednesday for a severe shoulder and collarbone injury, but he hoped to send a warning to the man who got away.

"I shot her so that's going to leave a message on his mind for the rest of his life," Greer said.

Long Beach police said they were investigating the incident. It was not immediately clear whether any charges would be filed against Greer for the shooting.

"Investigators have to look at both sides of this coin," said legal analyst Royal Oakes. "On the one hand a frail man in his 80s is being attacked in his own home by intruders, he has a right to self-defense. On the other hand, he did shoot a person who was trying to get away, so he wasn't in imminent danger himself and the law says you can't shoot somebody under those circumstances."

Updated 7/25/2014;

A new twist,
A Long Beach man whose female accomplice might have been pregnant when she was fatally shot by the owner of a home they broke into was arrested on suspicion of murder in the woman’s death, police said.

Update II,
From the LA Times;
Suspected burglar killed by homeowner was not pregnant, coroner says

This is notable because if she had been, then there would have been another murder charge added on.


Glenn B said...

Sometimes you gotta know when to keep your mouth shut. I'd like to say what I would like to do should I ever meet the guy interviewing the old coot, but I am going to keep my mouth shut. Of course, he can all say it was bullshit he fed to a reporter but who would believe him. Then again, they may believe that he is bonkers or demented and let him off cause who in their right mind would say all of that and to a reporter! More proof he is bonkers, he didn't even know how old he was when he was first asked, he said 88 then 80.

Dan said...

The law may say he isn't justified but if enough of these bastards get shot in the back and the homeowner is acquitted in a very public show trial the message may get out....don't do the crime or you could die and DON'T CHARGE A CITIZEN FOR DEFENDING HIS PROPERTY. Nothing a DA hates more than losing a slam dunk case to a jury with some brains.

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