Homeowner Opens Fire on Home Invaders; 1 Dead, 3 Wounded, Police Announce Charges


by Jim Clayborn | RNN

An Atlanta homeowner opened fire at a group of home invaders on Thursday afternoon, police told WXIA-TV, adding that one of the suspects is dead, and three were wounded.

The station said the homeowner won’t be charged in the shooting — which police said “appears justified” — but the surviving suspects are expected to be charged for murder in connection with the death of their alleged accomplice.

What are the details?

DeKalb County Police told WXIA that officers responded around 5 p.m. Thursday to the 2700 block of Gresham Road after getting reports of a person shot.


When officers arrived at the scene they found three people — ages 23, 18, and 15 — with apparent gunshot wounds, the station said. The three males were taken to area hospitals in serious to critical condition, WAGA-TV added.

The 18-year-old male died, WXIA reported.

A fourth individual — a 30-year-old man — later showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound, WXIA said, adding that police said he also was linked to the incident.

“Several other parties” also allegedly involved were detained at the scene with the help of SWAT officers already in the area, WXIA reported.

Following questioning by detectives, it was revealed that the four shot males were attempting to break into a home, WXIA said, adding that the group got into a shootout with someone living inside the home.

Police told WXIA the shooting “appears justified,” and no charges are expected to be filed against the party who shot the suspects.

However, the three surviving suspects are expected to be charged with felony murder in connection with the death of their alleged accomplice, WXIA reported. The two surviving adult males also will be charged with home invasion, WXIA added.

‘All I know is they got shot’

Donna Grier told WAGA she’s the aunt of two of the males who were shot and added that she couldn’t believe it when her daughter called her about what happened.

“I’m not doing well at all, at all,” Grier noted to the station. “All I know is they got shot.”

Courtney Cheeks told WAGA she’s renting a home near the scene of the shooting and that she didn’t know it was gunfire she was hearing.

“I didn’t event think they were gunshots,” Cheeks recalled to the station. “I thought they were fireworks because there were so many. It’s very disturbing to see that.”

The following news report aired early in the investigation:


20 thoughts on “Homeowner Opens Fire on Home Invaders; 1 Dead, 3 Wounded, Police Announce Charges

    1. What the vast majority do not understand is that there are Niggers in every race! The word means Ignorant! Which means that every single Democrat is a Nigger!!

  1. Joh Roberts’: The same God you mention will be sorting through us all someday, and you will be judged as well for what you think and say publicly. The homeowner was right to defend his family; the boys were wrong for doing what they did; Pray for the dead soul and say a few words for your soul as well.

    1. Why do some people seem stuck on advising others what to pray for?? Incidentally, except for the juvenile suspect, the rest of the suspects are men. Boys, your ass!!

    2. Praying for the dead is as useless as Joe Biden. They had their opportunity to accept Christ as their Savior. If they did not, they are in hell, and no prayer changes that.

  2. The more times this happens you would think the criminals are smart enough to know more and more people are armed and ready for intruders and will likely be shot dead! I guess not! Looks like they just need to find out for themselves. If you are Stupid life is tough and/ or short!

  3. You come into my house causing hate and robbery and you will get the same..I don’t feel sorry for the intruders. What, is it open season on home owners..If you can’t protect yours selves than what are you going to do..

  4. When all is said and done, this will be almost as traumatic for the home owner as it is for the four criminals. Any time you use force on somebody you’re going to get sued. Home owner or cop, it doesn’t matter. The home owner came out on top this time, but he’s most likely going to go thru 10 years of legal BS. The criminal’s attorneys will dig thru his life for anything and everything negative they can find or make up. Hopefully he has insurance to help him thru this chaos.

    1. Yep, and it has to be shooter’s insurance which is widely available these days. Homeowner’s insurance might not provide the sued homeowner with a defense as the act of shooting home invaders is a deliberate act.

    2. You sir are spot on, in addition to the trauma of being invaded in your own home and having to take a life, then come the lawyers, The anti-gun media, race baiters, and quite possibly retaliatory violence by gang members or family of the hoodlums.

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  6. That’s why you need better gun control, if he had killed them all and made their bodies disappear, he wouldn’t be in this situation

  7. KUDOS to the Homeowner ! Protected his property . Just imagine what might have happened if he had not been armed and could not have protected his family and home from these thugs ….
    They got what they DESERVED and was asking for …. Bet they won’t be trying to break into another home …

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