Burglars Draw Guns, So Homeowner Grabs AK-47 And Starts Making Human Sprinklers
Memphis, Tenn.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   KPRC 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
ߦ   Lawyer for homeless man: $400K in donations is all gone
ߦ   Man Allegedly Beheaded Girlfriend in Front of Their 3-Year-Old Daughter
ߦ   Man drove 110 miles to hide body of woman he shot
ߦ   Motorcycle collision caused by dropped cellphone
ߦ   MS-13 gang members arrested in five Houston-area murders, including machete death of informant
ߦ   Texas Judges Ask Panel to Block Pretrial-Release Order
ߦ   Trucker’s dash cam catches the moment a ‘KeKe challenge’ is unknowingly done in front of police
ߦ   Two High-Ranking Bloods Gang Leaders Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
ߦ   Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Gordon
ߦ   Coast Guard rescues 3 in response to emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel
ߦ   Constables Arrest IPhone Thief
ߦ   Investigation into Dead Man at 7600 Beechnut
ߦ   Investigation into Shooting Incident at 3125 Crestdale Drive
ߦ   Man Sentenced After Threatening to Burn a House Down
ߦ   Seattle-Area Sex Trafficker Duped Victims With Promise of Fame and Riches
ߦ   Texas CPAAA News
ߦ   The FBI Launches a Combating Foreign Influence Webpage
ߦ   Two women killed by car trying to rescue dog

 
Search Archives:



A Memphis man fatally shot two armed burglars he caught ransacking his home.

Memphis, TN – A Tennessee man used his AK-47 to shoot and kill two armed burglars who broke into his home.

The homeowner, who asked not to be identified because he feared retribution from the criminals’ families, said he and a friend had returned to his home from the barbershop at about 7 p.m. on June 1, when he noticed his door was pried open and his dog was barking like crazy, WREG reported.

He said he found 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson ransacking his home, according to WHBQ.

The two burglars pulled out their guns.

The homeowner’s friend ran out the front door to get police, and Witherspoon and Robinson fired their pistols at him, WHBQ reported.

That’s when the homeowner made a dash for his own closet and was able to retrieve his AK-47.

The homeowner said he just "let loose" shooting at the suspects, and wasn't aware if he had hit both burglars, according to WHBQ.

Police said the attempted burglars were shot and died at the scene, WREG reported.

The homeowner said it was the second time his home has been shot at in less than a year.

“We’re in Memphis, you’re going to need a gun,” he told WHBQ,

“I don’t know what’s going on but I know I’m going to defend my life to the best of my ability,” the homeowner said, according to WMC-TV.

The homeowner was able to provide video from his home surveillance system to back up his claim that the shootings were in self-defense.

The Memphis Police Department posted a tweet that said "no criminal charges will be filed at this point” against the homeowner.

The homeowner said he regretted having to kill the intruders but said he believed it was either them or him.



Comments:
I don't blame him he did what he had to do
Posted by Cracker lawson at 6/9/2018 4:56:23 PM

Sorry you had that mess to clean up but - Congratulations on surviving and putting an end to their crime spree's.
Posted by Sasquatch at 6/11/2018 3:50:51 PM

Sometimes Criminal's die young! Good outcome!
Posted by Big Al at 6/15/2018 10:12:59 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.