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(SC) Home invasion triggers shoot-out

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drizzt, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Moscow on the Colorado, TX
    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.

  2. El Rojo

    El Rojo Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    The People's Republik of **********
    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.
  3. Chipperman

    Chipperman Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Essex Co, MA
    A .20-gauge shotgun?

    Does that have a muzzle with a 6 inch diameter? :neener:
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    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.
  5. rhubarb

    rhubarb Active Member

    May 28, 2005
    South Texas
    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.
  6. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Participating Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I wonder if Tyrell was holding his gun sideways :rolleyes:
  7. makanut

    makanut New Member

    Dec 25, 2004
    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.
  8. nico

    nico Senior Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    Baltimore/Laurel, MD
    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:
  9. JB in SC

    JB in SC New Member

    May 20, 2005
    South Carolina
    Lumberton is in North Carolina.
  10. VARifleman

    VARifleman Participating Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Northern VA
    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. :)
  11. Vernal45

    Vernal45 member

    Feb 28, 2005
    USA, I travel alot.
    Yes, he is lucky, and good shoot.

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

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