Fort Lauderdale Resident Returns Fire at Armed Burglar, Two Suspects Arrested

Friday morning, Jarvis Jordan told a Ft. Lauderdale police dispatcher that he had been involved in a self-defense shooting. He had been awakened early that morning by the sound of someone breaking into his trailer.

When he stepped outside of his home and approached the trailer, he was confronted by an armed burglary suspect who took a shot at him. Jordan returned fire.

The shooter an another man took off after the exchange of gunfire, but two unidentified suspects have been taken into custody.

“I came outside to my front yard and I noticed that my trailer door was unlocked, and I saw the guy going inside the trailer,” said Jordan. “I asked him, ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ He stuck his head out my trailer and he fired a shot at me, and I fired back at him. Very scary. Very scary. And I don’t know what else to do about it. I just thought about my life, so I had to fire back.”

There’s a private school located on the block where the shooting occurred.


  1. avatar Sam I Am says:

    If the school is within sight line of the incident, it will likely be termed a school shooting (and depending on whose rules, a mass shooting.

    1. avatar DDay says:

      What this definitely is, is a Stand Your Ground self defense by a Black man.

      The SYG law is color blind, any person can defend themselves against violence under SYG.

      And of course, we’ll never hear about this case with reference to SYG because that doesn’t fit the agenda the media has.

  2. avatar el Possum Guapo says:

    This shooting could have been avoided

    1. avatar don says:

      Interesting, please elaborate.

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        Perhaps El Possum Guapo is suggesting that Mr. Jarvis should have refrained from interfering with the thief and let the thief take whatever he wanted.

        Or maybe El Possum Guapo is suggesting that Mr. Jarvis should have been wearing Wonder Woman bullet-proof bracelets and simply defected away any bullets from the thief.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      Yes, the burglar could have ran away instead of trying to commit murder.

      1. avatar Scoutino says:

        Or even better, the burglar should have decided to go to work that morning instead of stealing stuff and then shooting at the owner.
        All shootings can be avoided. Most of them by not committing crimes.

        1. avatar don says:

          That’s the response I agree with and was looking for from El Possum Guapo. Unfortunately he has not responded to his post to defend his liberal view.

  3. avatar Gunr says:

    Mr. Jordan say’s he fired a shot back at the burglar, but the reporter mentions nothing about this, only that a shot was fired by someone in the trailer.
    So, what’s the real story?

    1. avatar Donkey Lips says:

      I’d sooner believe the guy who was there than some editorializing journalist with an agenda.

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      @Gunr, here’s how it works:

      “The gun did it.” — The Media

      “George Bush did it.” — Barack Obama

      “The NRA did it.” — Nanashi


      1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:


  4. avatar ollie says:

    RE Gifford post.
    National Public Radio should be honest and change it’s name to Democrat Radio Service.
    It should also be defunded by the US government.

    A democrat with a brain is also a myth.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      A democrat with a brain is also a myth.

      All democrats have brains. The problem is that they only use the feeling and fantasy sides of their brain and fail to use the thinking side of their brain.

      1. avatar Gunr says:

        Which one of their balls is the “thinking” side in

        1. avatar Matt in SC says:

          I think it’s the left nut…

    2. avatar Chip in Florida says:

      “..A democrat with a brain is also a myth.”

      Jellyfish have survived as a species for millions of years and they don’t have brains. (insert your own punchline here)

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        I think for Democrats the term Starfish is more appropriate. Brainless, Spineless, Gutless, with a combined oral and sphinctoral orifice.

      2. avatar Scoutino says:

        Brains are totally overrated!

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