Georgia prison escapee shot by Alabama homeowner


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October 12, 2004, 12:06 AM
Ya gotta love it.

From http://www.cbs46.com/Global/story.asp?S=2416288

1 of 4 Fugitives Caught
October 11, 2004

MT. VERNON, Ga. (AP) -- The (Georgia) state Department of Corrections says one of four inmates who escaped from a south Georgia prison over the weekend was wounded during a burglary attempt in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been captured.

Spokeswoman Scheree Libscomb says 30-year-old Tracy O. Mullins, who was serving at least three years for firearms possession and other offenses, is in the intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital after being shot this morning.

Libscomb says the other fugitives were with Mullins but escaped. She says Mullins was not identified until later in the day.

Libscomb says Mullins was shot by the person who lived at the residence.

The men escaped from medium-security Montgomery State Prison on Saturday in Mount Vernon by cutting a hole through a security fence. Earlier, officials said the men may have left the area in a stolen truck. The men are from northwest Georgia. Mount Vernon is 150 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Besides Mullins, Lipscomb identified the escaped inmates as 19-year-old Joshua J. Thompson, who was serving an 18-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter; 21-year-old Joseph M. Lee Junior, serving at least 12 years for armed robbery and other offenses, and 22-year-old Micah D. Sheer, who was serving 17 years for aggravated assault and burglary.

According to tonight's TV news report, the wounded Mullins was dropped off at a convenience store by his friends as they fled.

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Standing Wolf
October 12, 2004, 12:12 AM
They just wanted to campaign for that Kerry creature.

gigmike
October 12, 2004, 12:17 AM
That's just Perfect!

:D

JohnKSa
October 12, 2004, 12:46 AM
Pretty good article.

The name of the burglary victim wasn't released/published.
No mention or implication of any wrongdoing on the part of the burglary victim.
No double-talk about the escapee being a shooting victim.
No attempt to play up the other escapees' youth or sugarcoat their offenses and records.

Oddly enough, the caption on the photo of the shootee says he was shot by police...

ClonaKilty
October 12, 2004, 12:59 AM
I love happy stories.

papercut
October 12, 2004, 02:36 AM
JohnKSa,

A couple of comments...

First, the website where I found the article (a local Atlanta TV station) had an AP byline on it, so some of it was apparently taken from the wires.

However....

Second, the TV station site where I found it (CBS46, Atlanta) appears to be the least anti-gun station I've ever seen. For example, when the AWB expired, their reporterette (who went to a gun range to shoot an AR-15 (I think--didn't get all that good a look) for the report) specifically mentioned that the expiration didn't affect purchases of guns like AK-47s (unlike many in the national media). In the past, that station has run (occasional) stories on gun owners who have defended themselves, and have left out the "but guns are sometimes bad" argument that you'd hear on CNN and other stations. (I've posted transcripts of some of those reports on this site and a few others.) A couple of the reports they've run impressed me enough with their fairness that I e-mailed the station a thank-you note for being evenhanded (and it takes A LOT for me to complement a news organization).

So, the station may have taken the overall story from the wires but then edited it with their own info, and therefore it didn't have the "guns are evil! eek!" stuff that would otherwise be there. Maybe.

papercut
October 12, 2004, 02:40 AM
Oh, should have mentioned that the on-air TV report said Mullins was hit in the neck. If the homeowner was going for either a head shot or torso shot, then I'd call that pretty good aim under stress. Don't think I could do that in a pressure situation. :uhoh:

DigMe
October 12, 2004, 12:54 PM
That was probably just an Alabaman that was thrilled to have an opportunity to take some shots at a Georgian. :D

brad cook

CZ-100
October 12, 2004, 01:01 PM
That's just Perfect!

No it's not... he is still alive...

Better shot placement would of saved 10s of thousands of tax payers dollars.

papercut
October 12, 2004, 05:09 PM
No it's not... he is still alive...
Better shot placement would of saved 10s of thousands of tax payers dollars.

I stand corrected. :D :neener:

Feanaro
October 12, 2004, 07:13 PM
That was probably just an Alabaman that was thrilled to have an opportunity to take some shots at a Georgian.

Darn straight! Probably has something to do with the way Atlanta residents keep cutting us off in traffic. :D

capbuster
October 12, 2004, 08:11 PM
Excellent! The Lady from Birmingham did good!

RWK
October 12, 2004, 09:14 PM
Imagine how this great story would have read had the states involved been NJ, NY, MA, CA, and so forth instead of GA and AL!
:barf:

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