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Intruder Shot During A Frightening Home Invasion

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SLCscottie, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. SLCscottie

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    http://www.kutv.com/content/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=98dfdfdd-3368-441c-9a7f-16ec9ea106f5

    A man shot an intruder in the stomach after the suspect attacked his girlfriend in her South Salt Lake home.

    The woman was sleeping in her home in Mountain Shadows Apartments on 3900 south and 700 west, when around 5:45 a.m., she was awakened by a loud bang.

    A man, who police have identified as 18-year-old, Daniel Glen Larson, allegedly kicked in the apartment door and shattered the door frame.

    The woman immediately alerted her boyfriend, who was also in the apartment and began calling 911.

    Just as she was dialing the numbers into her phone, Larson allegedly grabbed the woman and began attacking her.

    Seconds later, the woman’s boyfriend retrieved his loaded handgun and shot Larson in the abdomen.

    Wounded, Larson ran to the living room where both victims attempted to restrain him until police arrived.

    Larson broke free from the man and woman and jumped through a plate of glass window, dramatically exiting the apartment.

    Larson then attempted to run across 3900 south, where he was almost hit by motorists.

    After a minor struggle with the arriving South Salt Lake officers, Larson was taken into custody.

    Police say that this was definitely not what the intruder expected.

    “We had a bandit that in this case, bit off a little more than he could chew,” said Gary Keller from the South Salt Lake Police Department.

    The man who shot Larson has a concealed weapon’s permit and has received training in operating of handguns.

    “He was trained and he was ready,” said Keller. “This is definitely a story of survival.”
     
  2. hankdatank1362

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    Unfortunately, important stories like these that relay yhte truth about personal firearms kept for self defense will never make the mainstream media.

    Instead, ABC throw unloaded guns into bins of toys to see what a bunch of toddlers will do with them, having not been trained any better than their city-dwelling, latte sipping parents.


    The end result of either story is not a suprise to me.
     
  3. Sans Authoritas

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but to me, there is something that screams, "There is more to this story" on this one.

    -Sans Authoritas
     
  4. SLCscottie

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    Maybe?

    Sans,

    Never crossed my mind until you mentioned it. I'll check the news this week to see if something else develops from this story.
     
  5. hankdatank1362

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    Sounds pretty kosher to me. What part is gving you doubts?
     
  6. chrlefxtrt

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    It could very well end up on the mainstream news. The only problem will be that it will be bundled in with "sensless gun violence" by the Brady camp and their ilk. :banghead:

    I do like how the local news pointed out that the man that shot the intruder was a law abiding and responsible citizen. (or atleast are trying to make it seem that way). Plus one for KUTV
     
  7. Sans Authoritas

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    Well, judging from the info that we have, it sounds kosher enough from a self-defense standpoint, but I'm just thinking there's more to the story. Not that it wasn't a justified shoot.

    I think the 18-year old knew precisely who lived there. I'll wager there was a threat or an ongoing issue, and that's why the boyfriend was there. The aggressor probably had no idea the boyfriend was there, but it sounds as though the boyfriend wasn't in the same room as the girl, given that the aggressor was able to start attacking her, and she had to "immediately alert" him. Sounds like they were expecting that something was going to go down. I'm not saying that's a bad thing... only that there's more to the story.

    -Sans Authoritas
     
  8. stevemis

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    Intruder Shot During A Frightening Home Invasion

    I realize there's been an increase in home invasions... but aren't all home invasions frightening? Are home invasions common enough now that someone has to do something especially evil before they can be considered "frightening"?

    Did I miss the memo?

    Steve
     
  9. chris in va

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    My friend unfortunately lives in an apartment. Having done the same myself for many years, I thought to get him one of those door jammers. He jokes with me, "you're paranoid" but when I offer to take it back from him, he points out "but I use it every night".

    We were visiting him a few weeks ago. Around midnight someone starts banging on the door. I ask if he's expecting anyone, "no". My hand was at my side, he just rolled his eyes. I said "don't answer the door!". He did.

    Some guy was looking for the apartment selling the pot.
     
  10. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    It's been on the local ABC and CBS TV affilliates, I don't know how much more mainstream you get than that unless by mainstream you meant national news. In that case, this is hardly worthy of national news.
     
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    Same site, same city, same day, different outcome: http://www.kutv.com/content/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=0df4b51e-f604-42eb-bba3-d60ab43cda5a

     
  12. highorder

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    The mayor sounds like he at least understands the situation.
     
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    My line was gonna be, "As opposed to all those other calm, collected home invasions?"
     
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    what caliber handgun?

    Hey SLCscottie

    I'm just curious about the caliber of the handgun.

    It fascinates me to no end that some wounds seem to only impair an attacker slightly; and in that regard, is it possible that people wrongly believe that a single shot will have complete stopping power?

    Maybe the weapon was only a little .25, .32, or even a .38 caliber; I'm just saying I would want a weapon or bullet that would not permit the attacker to "run" away.
    What do you think?:rolleyes:
     
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    well, he only shot him once...in the abdomen, then again...atleast he shot him and things worked out.

    perhaps its better for him anyway, not having to live with the whole "i killed a person" thing, no matter how justified he was in shooting....
     
  16. ZeSpectre

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    With regards to most common handguns, one shot stops happen, but usually either due to psychology "oh God, I've been shot!" or due to an extremely well placed and to be blunt LUCKY shot.

    I have, with my own eyes, seen a man get a magazine of 9mm emptied into him (9 hits if I remember correctly) and still walk into an emergency room under his own power, survive, and recover. I saw a man take two full house .357 Magnum rounds to the COM who also just walked in under his own power (though he did die a few hours later from internal bleeding). I've also seen a tragic event where a .22lr nicked the carotid artery just under a kids right ear and he was dead in less than a minute.

    I guess what I'm saying is use the tools ya got, but have a plan "B" ready for use as well.
     
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    A violent attack, apparently random, the focus on one target and not the other person in the room, the plate glass window juming, and the mad dash across a highway...

    I'm no expert, but I suspect our Suspect might have been guilty of violating some narcotics laws too.
     
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    Hey! The mayor is actually using the word "Combat"...

    Not just reinforcing a closet so you can run and hide in... That is a switch...
     
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    Doesn't sound random at all. Sounds like the attacker knew the female and had personal reasons for wanting to attack her. Maybe he was her ex boyfriend, stalker/peeping tom, whatever.

    This is why I differentiate between intruders and attackers at times. This guy was an attacker with a specific victim in mind... he wanted at the girl. He didn't care about the guy, the risks as he saw them, or anything else... he wanted the girl. He's an attacker. That's different than your run of the mill property thief.
     
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    I always wonder why these articles mention that the shooter had a concealed carry license. The man was in his own home, no need for a license.
     
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    It's subtle programming that you -need- a license.
     
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    What I don't understand is why Mr. Larson took up a life of crime? I mean if at 18 I could kick a locked door in shattering the frame, then take a bullet to the abdomen, wrestle two adults, jump out a pane glass window, and lastly dodge thru traffic narrowly avoiding being hit, oh and then still have the chutzpa to put up a struggle with the arresting officers I'm sure I would have just taken up a job as a high priced stuntman. Job interview: "So what can you do?" reply by Mr. Larson "Watch this!". :p
     
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    Caliber?

    SL Trib. says that the protector had purchased a 9mm handgun after recent attacks at same apartment complex. Perhaps recent price increase in ammunition made it non cost effective to fire more than once?????????????
     
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    We've all heard the refrain before: "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away." It's exactly what the antis fear most: a good example of what happens when people protect themselves instead of lining up like sheep for the slaughter and patiently waiting for the police to arrive -- most always too late.
     
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    Must be the most unlucky guy around. By reading the VPC material he knew the odds were 25:1 in his favor of him using the gun against the owner.
     
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