(SC) Home invasion triggers shoot-out


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Drizzt
June 18, 2005, 01:03 PM
Home invasion triggers shoot-out
By Matt Elofson - Staff writer

LUMBERTON - Raymond Rogers says he is lucky to be alive after a man broke into his home and shot at him repeatedly early Wednesday morning.

Tyrell Taylor, one of two men accused in the break-in, also survived, although he was struck twice when Rogers returned fire. Taylor, 21, was wanted by police for his alleged role in an unrelated murder. He is in fair condition at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, suffering with a collapsed lung.

Rogers said he was roused from his sleep about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by the sound of someone trying to kick in the front door of his Greenville Road home. Rogers, 24, grabbed his .20-gauge shotgun and hid in a back bedroom with his girlfriend.

When two men entered the home and found Rogers with a shotgun, one began shooting. Rogers said he shot back, striking one of the men, but the man continued shooting as he lay wounded on the floor. Rogers fired a second time, striking the man in the chest.

"He shot at me about three or four times and he never hit me," Rogers said. "I reckon' I'm lucky to be alive. I had my gun to protect myself." Rogers' girlfriend also escaped injury.

The gunman and the second man managed to flee the home.

Sheriff's Detective Neil Tyner said authorities were able to identify Taylor after he was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his left leg and chest. Sheriff's investigators are still looking for the second man.

Tyner said Taylor and the second man pried open Rogers' front door with a hammer after repeated attempts to kick in the door failed.

Taylor will face charges from the break-in and shooting, but none had been filed Wednesday afternoon, according to Tyner. Taylor also could be charged with shooting into an occupied home on Paris Street that was struck during the shoot-out. No one at the Paris Street home was injured.

Tyner said Lumberton police had been looking for Taylor in connection with the shooting death of Marshal Locklear on May 17. Locklear was shot to death at a residence at 320 Daisy Circle in Myers Court in West Lumberton. Taylor is charged with felony accessory after the fact of murder.

Terry Ishmale Douglas, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in Locklear's killing.

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El Rojo
June 18, 2005, 01:10 PM
A good shoot from my perspective. I could armchair it and say why would you even let the bad guys get the first shot, but he the home owner made sure of his target and made hits without getting hit himself, so as far as I am concerned he did just fine. If it were me, I might not let them shoot first.

Chipperman
June 18, 2005, 01:15 PM
A .20-gauge shotgun?

Does that have a muzzle with a 6 inch diameter? :neener:

Standing Wolf
June 18, 2005, 03:10 PM
Tyrell Taylor, one of two men accused in the break-in, also survived, although he was struck twice when Rogers returned fire. Taylor, 21, was wanted by police for his alleged role in an unrelated murder. He is in fair condition at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, suffering with a collapsed lung.

Another poster boy for parole and probation, no doubt. At least the tax payers will be able to enjoy picking up the tab for his medical care.

rhubarb
June 18, 2005, 08:25 PM
Another poster boy for parole and probation, no doubt.
Naw, you don' know him like I do. He's really a good kid at heart. Never hurt a fly.


More like a poster boy for "thank goodness the bad guys don't practice with their guns." Almost got what he had coming to him.

Alex45ACP
June 18, 2005, 08:35 PM
I wonder if Tyrell was holding his gun sideways :rolleyes:

makanut
June 18, 2005, 08:53 PM
I'm sure he was shooting sideways "homie style." Proximity negates skill, and it looks like the perp was beyond just a few feet, probably shooting in low light. He didn't have the point shooting skills to get the job done, and might have done a poor job of controlling his weapon against much better firepower (a shotgun). This is all conjecture, of course, but given the perp's lack of proficiency with his chosen weapon, I'd say all the assumptions above are safe ones. This underscores the point that gangbangers generally don't practice. Why? To them, it's probably too much like W-O-R-K. Oh well. A collapsed lung is called learning it the hard way. The perp is lucky he's alive.

nico
June 18, 2005, 09:22 PM
Naw, you don' know him like I do. He's really a good kid at heart. Never hurt a fly.
I just don't believe it. He wouldn't break into someone's home and try to shoot him, and there's nothing that can make me believe he would. . . . oh, he was shot? . . . well that man probably invited him in for milk and cookies and then ambushed him. . . :p

sounds like a good shoot. I wonder what the guy had in the shotgun for the perp to take 2 shots from it and still be firing back :scrutiny:

JB in SC
June 19, 2005, 12:02 AM
Lumberton is in North Carolina.

VARifleman
June 19, 2005, 01:51 AM
A .20-gauge shotgun?

Does that have a muzzle with a 6 inch diameter? :neener:
No, it would have a muzzle of 2.86 inches in diameter. Looks like someone can't go to allmeasures.com, find out the volume of 1 lb of lead (it's 12.2 cubic inches), and calculate the diameter from that... :neener:

I know...silly engineer being picky. :uhoh:

As for the shoot? It was good. :)

Vernal45
June 19, 2005, 02:01 AM
Yes, he is lucky, and good shoot.


aylor also could be charged with shooting into an occupied home on Paris Street that was struck during the shoot-out.

Boy, arent you glad the cops in Compton dont have to worry about that charge.

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