Tennessee man shoots, kills two would-be burglars at his home

wrong house

Luvs a happy ending!

From Fox News: A Tennessee man grabbed his gun and opened fire on two burglary suspects who broke into his home Friday night, killing both of them, police said.

The homeowner, who asked to not be named, told FOX13 he was walking into his home in Memphis when he encountered the two alleged burglars, identified as 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson. He was returning home from the barber shop and found the door pried open.

“[The suspect] picked up his weapon, turned around and points them at me…two pistols,” the homeowner recalled.

The suspects allegedly began shooting when the man’s friend ran outside. When the suspects dashed out of the house, the homeowner grabbed his gun and began firing.

“I just let loose, not knowing it hit both of them,” he said. “My life is the last thing anyone wants to take.”

“I’m sorry, but it was them or it was me,” he added.

Memphis police said Saturday the homeowner will not be charged in the deadly shooting.

“The individual who was detained has been released without charge. All evidence was presented to the DAG’s Office and it was determined that no criminal charges will be filed at this point,” police tweeted.

The homeowner said this isn’t the first time he’s dealt with violence. Last September, he said someone also shot at his home.

“I mean, we’re in Memphis, you’re going to need a gun,” he said.


27 responses to “Tennessee man shoots, kills two would-be burglars at his home

  1. 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson won the June 2018 Darwin Award.

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  2. I dunno-shooting two thugs IN THE YARD,running AWAY,NOT an ideal picture for the Public. I understand trying to keep them from “escaping justice”,but I think to call shooting them in the back,outside the home “self defense” would be a hard sell for MOST Judges.


    • The article doesn’t say if the perps were shot in the back. And how do we know the perps weren’t trying to shoot/pointing their weapons as they exited?

      I don’t know TN state laws re: firing at an intruder exiting your home.

      Anyhow, the DAG decided not to pursue charges against the homeowner.

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      • DCG . . . . I should imagine that the officials in Memphis would have brought charges against this man, if they thought he had acted in a manner that was not in compliance with their laws.

        I would not normally say that I am a bloodthirsty woman, but with the proliferation of burglaries, and such . . . . I am very glad this gentleman had the courage to “take out the trash.”

        I hope that he will be blessed that he will not suffer with distress from these actions; after all in these types of instances, the blood of the perpetrators is on their own heads, not on those trying to protect the sacredness of their homes, and their own person.

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      • Well, if that’s how the law is in TN, I grab the man on the ground and set him in front of my door as if he was going in and i shot him dead, but because the man was not charged, thank God, in my book he is exonerated.

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      • DCG this was a good shoot not for the dead folks but I talked to a few of the cops here and they said the friend ran out and then he ran out which put all of them out side. The shooting was back and forth as the hoodlums ran out of his house shooting at him. So from what I was told no one was shot in the back. The laws here are strict you meet the same level of violence that is being brought to you fist with a fist a weapon you can use a gun no matter what the weapon is the criminal has. The DA in Memphis is no push over she is tough on everyone. Sorry chemo has slowed me down not posting much but this is in my back yard so had to speak so to speak.

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    • You are obviously a globalist idiot.


    • At least one of the suspects was still armed, so he has reason to fear for his life.

      He made a couple of thugs “good”.

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  3. But “no one needs an AK-47 to shoot deer”. Yes, that’s correct.


  4. They both need a “Michael Brown” Dindu nuffin award. o


  5. My “Hand Gun Safety Instructor” also trained us how to run away from the Threat – while continuing to “fire” our “Personal Protection Devices” over our shoulder at the threat.. Should I then be held Guilty because I fired back while running away..?? What about the Criminal’s guilt if he fired and hit me in the back while I was running away..?? Put the WORD out – that: = “If You are an active Criminal, (gun or no gun, hammer or no hammer, claw bar or no clawbar, – wait.!! = one more = screw driver or no screw driver.) then Expect to be Shot, Front or Back, – even Killed” whether you’re coming or going..

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    • EddieBG . . . . Bravo! I see that you subscribe to the idea that protecting oneself from “bad guys” Let’s face it . . . . indulging in criminal behavior may well be injurious to one’s health! I guess we could call it an “occupational hazard!” The bad guys ought to know this before going into this occupation–after all if you choose this occupation, you may just suffer from the hazards associated with it!

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  6. Burglary suspects? The BUGLARS were in the house, no longer suspects! I can see why the man who shot the BURGLARS to be anonymous. Good. Shooting dude. Those BURGLARS already made burglary a career. They were no good!!

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  7. Nothing like a good DRT* story to start off the week. 😀

    *Dead Right There.

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  8. Even better, the homeowner used an evil “assault rifle” to defend himself and his buddy.
    “‘I Just Let Loose.’ Homeowner Uses AK-47 to Kill Burglars Who Shot at His Friend, Cops Say,” by Scott Berson, Miami Herald, 4 Jun 2018

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  9. I think the trick is to call your lawyer FIRST. Then HE can call 911.

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  10. Another one bites the dust and another one bites the dust. HA, F-CKING, HA!

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