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Posted: 3/27/2006 2:26:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 4:51:27 PM EDT by soccermike7]
P.S. - i searched for a dupe, didnt find it.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/8287436/detail.html


Police: Home Invasion Shootout Leaves Intruder Dead

Craig Homeowner, Gunman Exchange Gunfire

CRAIG, Colo. -- A 60-year-old Moffat County man was identified Monday as the victim of a home invasion shootout in Craig.

Police said they were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Washington Street at about 5:40 p.m. on Sunday on a report of a home invasion.

Officers found Mario Vigil lying on a floor outside a bedroom and medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

The officers then found the homeowner and his 9-year-old son hiding in a bedroom.

An investigation revealed the homeowner saw Vigil trying to break into the front door with the butt end of a rifle. The homeowner grabbed a .410 shotgun and shot the intruder in the chest as he entered the home, but the shot did not stop him, police said.

The homeowner and his son ran into a back bedroom where the homeowner grabbed a 30-06 rifle and started loading it. Police said the intruder fired two rounds from a 30.30 rifle through the closed bedroom door. He then began to break down the door and was shot in the hip by the homeowner.

Police determined that Vigil was involved in a domestic violence case with the mother of the homeowner. Neither the homeowner or the mother were identified.

An initial investigation revealed the shooting was justifiable and was in self defense, police said.

Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I’m gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:29:18 PM EDT
wow sounds like a very close call, im guessing single shot .410??

ought 6 to the hip has to put a man down.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:30:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:32:39 PM EDT
Damn.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:33:55 PM EDT
What should happen is that the intruder should never get a shot off. 12 gauge would have fixed that.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:35:20 PM EDT
i'm guessing the .410 was loaded with birdshot?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:38:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 2:39:46 PM EDT by soccermike7]

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i'm guessing the .410 was loaded with birdshot?




yea.... maybe the guy has a rat problem.

and to mr. wrong wrong wrong, i didnt mean the exact chain of events should occur in that order, just the final body count.

ya always gotta nit-pick, dont you
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:41:27 PM EDT
I like leaving micromachines on the floors.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:42:01 PM EDT
I love our "make my day law". Once, a local cop told my fiance and I "make sure the perp is inside the house if you have to use deadly force. And if he isn't, drag him over the threshold".



--VT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:43:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!




I agree but I am guessing when 30-30 rounds are coming at you the gut reaction is to return fire.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:45:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:
What should happen is that the intruder should never get a shot off. 12 gauge would have fixed that.



+1
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:45:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:08:53 PM EDT
Thats how I like Home Invaders- DRT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:43:07 PM EDT
what does DRT stand for. i can guess the D
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:46:00 PM EDT
Dead right there.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:50:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:

Originally Posted By soccermike7:
CRAIG, Colo. -- A 60-year-old Moffat County man was identified Monday as the *victim* of a home invasion shootout in Craig.


The reporter couldn't think to word it in any other way than this?



+1
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:53:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!



thats what I'm talking about
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:54:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VT4meGunCtrlisAntiUS:
I love our "make my day law". Once, a local cop told my fiance and I "make sure the perp is inside the house if you have to use deadly force. And if he isn't, drag him over the threshold".



--VT



I'm guessing that cop wanted you to go to jail
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:56:14 PM EDT
Sounds like they did good.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 6:24:50 PM EDT
If I ever get in such a situation, I'll ask the reporter to call me "the winner of the shootout".
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 6:58:30 PM EDT
Time to strap a bayonet to the .410!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 7:11:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By VT4meGunCtrlisAntiUS:
I love our "make my day law". Once, a local cop told my fiance and I "make sure the perp is inside the house if you have to use deadly force. And if he isn't, drag him over the threshold".



--VT



I'm guessing that cop wanted you to go to jail



I beg to differ. The perp in question was a very well known (to the local PD) thug in the area. This guy broke into my neighbor's house and then threatened my fiance and I, all in the same night.

--VT
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:11:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
I like leaving micromachines on the floors.



No man you got it wrong. It's Lego's in the carpet.
Them damn plastic blocks are worse then walking on Lava rock.

Or you quickly grab them up and make yourself a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:13:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By snarfbatt:

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
I like leaving micromachines on the floors.



No man you got it wrong. It's Lego's in the carpet.
Them damn plastic blocks are worse then walking on Lava rock.

Or you quickly grab them up and make yourself a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.



Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:17:57 PM EDT
Glad it worked out for the homeowner, but could have ended tragically. I am guessing the .410 was only a single shot.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:18:13 PM EDT
I'll bet that fella has replayed that whole episode 1000 times so for.

Another dead BG...I'm very OK with that!

HH
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:32:10 PM EDT
would it be considered wrong to take anchor shots on a BG until the police arrive


Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:35:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!





hey, that's just what they told the police.


sounds a lot better than "my son shot him from behind, then i opened up with my garand, then we dragged his dead body into the kitchen."
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:40:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 8:45:16 PM EDT by Grunteled]

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!




Dude, I'm pretty hard core on the ID your target part but I'm going to cut some slack to someone taking rifle fire through a closed door. Time to shoot. If he's breaking the door down I know pretty well where he is.


ETA: Just damn! What a situation.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:44:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By niceguymr:

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:
What should happen is that the intruder should never get a shot off. 12 gauge would have fixed that.



+1



0r 10ga.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:44:55 PM EDT
And another one bites the dust...
Hey, Hey....
Another one bites the dust...
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 8:47:07 PM EDT
Notice how the weapon in the assault wasn't an "assault weapon"? It was a common .30-30.

Obviously they need banning, too. It's for the perps.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:34:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!




Well in my book he (the resident) won and he is alive to talk about it the intruder is not!!! So I think he did the right thing no matter what people say. Could he have done it better, yep but he did it right that night/morning. He protected his kid and saved two lives in the process so that makes him the winner and what he did in this particular situation right. "The shit hit the fan" big time and he took care of business, period.

might not have even been his house or his own guns??




Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:46:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
Notice how the weapon in the assault wasn't an "assault weapon"? It was a common .30-30.

Obviously they need banning, too. It's for the perps.



It probally will be..
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:00:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By usmc5593:

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!




Well in my book he (the resident) won and he is alive to talk about it the intruder is not!!! So I think he did the right thing no matter what people say. Could he have done it better, yep but he did it right that night/morning. He protected his kid and saved two lives in the process so that makes him the winner and what he did in this particular situation right. "The shit hit the fan" big time and he took care of business, period.

might not have even been his house or his own guns??







+100

Good guy won, bad guy lost.

ANY gun, in ANY condition (as long as it works) is better than no gun.

Hell, I'm hoping a nice gunshop employee is helping him select a more effective HDW. (Home Defense Weapon)

Chalk up another dead goblin...
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:02:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RUSSIANCATKILLA:

Originally Posted By niceguymr:

Originally Posted By Roland_O_Gilead:
What should happen is that the intruder should never get a shot off. 12 gauge would have fixed that.



+1



0r 10ga.




Now that I think about it the 9-year-old should have been shooting too.

"Was that you or me Montana?"

"My money'd be on you."
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:45:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By usmc5593:

Originally Posted By Paul:
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Wrong weapon - a .410 shotgun ain't much of a weapon.
Wrong condition - an unloaded .30-06 isn't much of a weapon but is a nice club (right caliber weapon though).
Wrong tactics - shooting a .30-06 blindly though a door (and the walls behind it) is a good way to put a bullet into the neighbor's house/kid.

Right reaction - dead intruder.

So two wrongs don't make a right but sometimes three of them do!




Well in my book he (the resident) won and he is alive to talk about it the intruder is not!!! So I think he did the right thing no matter what people say. Could he have done it better, yep but he did it right that night/morning. He protected his kid and saved two lives in the process so that makes him the winner and what he did in this particular situation right. "The shit hit the fan" big time and he took care of business, period.

might not have even been his house or his own guns??







+100

Good guy won, bad guy lost.

ANY gun, in ANY condition (as long as it works) is better than no gun.

Hell, I'm hoping a nice gunshop employee is helping him select a more effective HDW. (Home Defense Weapon)

Chalk up another dead goblin...



I don't know.... the 'ought six' seemed to be rather effective to me
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:51:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By netwt12:
would it be considered wrong to take anchor shots on a BG until the police arrive





"I'm strangely comfortable with it."
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:52:55 AM EDT
I wonder what county the bullet landed in?

30-06 at what a couple feet. I'd love to see that pic!
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:57:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:24:02 AM EDT
Excellent caliber choice for through-the-door shooting.

If I knew I was going to be popping rounds through a wall or door, I'd happily grab the Garand and start blasting.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:44:35 AM EDT
Good, one less waste of oxygen on the planet.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:58:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By soccermike7:
CRAIG, Colo. -- A 60-year-old Moffat County man was identified Monday as the *victim* of a home invasion shootout in Craig.



I would like to see something more in the order of "CRAIG, Colo. -- Monday, the 60-year-old Moffat County perpetrator of the home invasion in Craig was shot and killed by the home owner."

The News Media just makes me sick with it's agenda and it's poor use of the English language.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:12:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I wonder what county the bullet landed in?

30-06 at what a couple feet. I'd love to see that pic!



Not only the bullet but I would think a good part of his hip bone went with it.
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