Thursday, August 21, 2014

MI:Gunfight in Detroit; Thieves Escape, Return, Wound Bystander

A gunfight erupted in Detroit as a neighbor interrupted the theft of the catalytic converter from a minivan.   The neighbor came out with a long gun, which appeared to be a Mossberg single shot bolt action shotgun, based on the shape of the trigger guard and bolt.  The underside of the long gun showed the lack of a magazine.

A man spotted two crooks stealing the catalytic converter from his neighbor's Chevrolet Venture. He came out armed with a gun, hoping to scare them away. Police say the men took off toward their car, fired shots and drove off.

Just minutes later they came back for more. They fired shots at the home. The homeowner shot back. His friend -- an elderly man inside his home -- was shot in the arm. 
The violated mini-van is behind the ambulance

Most of the time, just having a gun is enough.   In this case it wasn't.   The thieves are pretty brazen in Detroit.   Maybe if the thieves had seen him with an AK or an AR, they would not have fired or not come back.     Even a Hi-Point carbine, such as this Detroit woman used, might have served him better.

I know that Detroit is broke, but perhaps Police Chief Craig could take up a collection to buy him a more suitable neighborhood defensive firearm.

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Unknown said...

are the police confiscating the victim's rifle while the criminals remain free?

Wireless.Phil said...

Doubt this will last.

Rural Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws

With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking their role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions and, in some cases, refusing to enforce the laws.

Sheriff Mike Lewis considers himself the last man standing for the people of Wicomico County, Maryland.