Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Desert DGU Edition

Yet another Vegas tale of woe. But this one wasn’t the result of too much time spent at a craps table. Instead, it came from to much time spent in someone else’s home. “A news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says its Dispatch Center received a call around 7:45 a.m. from the occupant of a home in the 2300 block of Westwind Road indicating intruders were attempting to forcibly gain entry into his house.” That was the word yesterday from There were three intruders, actually, and while it’s not clear from the news report, when the the 72-year-old homeowner retrieved his gun, he hit at least one of them . . .

And that was enough to convince all three home invaders to retreat into the  desert morning.

Arriving officers encountered one suspect attempting to flee the area in a vehicle. This suspects’ vehicle collided with an arriving officers’ patrol car, and the suspect, a Latin male, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

A second suspect, also tentatively identified as a Latin male, was last seen fleeing on foot eastbound into the surrounding residential neighborhood and remains outstanding.

Officers searching the backyard of the victim’s residence found a third individual, tentatively identified as a Latin male, deceased from an apparent gunshot would. A handgun was also recovered from the backyard.

Good thing there were only three of them. If there’d been more he might have had to use as many as, say, eleven bullets. Maybe even twelve. And while that almost never happens, it’s nice to have the option. Maybe he should write his Senator to let him know that magazine capacity limits really aren’t a good idea.