Eighteen-year-old Marrell Tyler probably should have gone to bed early last week. Instead, he donned a ski mask, pulled a gun, and then entered someone else’s apartment in Kokomo, Indiana. He would later tell police that he entered the first door he found unlocked.
Once inside, he tried to rob the three men he found there. Tyler, however, soon learned they had a say in the matter.
The three men in the apartment at 3:30am didn’t take kindly to a masked punk trying to rob them. They grabbed him, disarmed him and then pummeling him to a pulp. That’s when cops say Mr. Tyler pulled a second gun.
While disarming the masked bandit of his second gun, a shot was fired as Mr. Tyler’s face continued to come into close contact with the closed fists of his would-be victims. At that point, one of the residents accessed his own firearm and then held the aspiring felon for police.
As is plainly visible from the booking photo above, Mr. Tyler face was clear evidence of his poor victim selection abilities.
WTHR has the story . . .
The residents told police they fought the suspect and got the gun out of his hands after he entered, but the suspect pulled out another gun during the struggle. The residents again tried to get the gun out of his hands, and the gun went off in the process, but no one was injured.
At that point, one of the residents went to get his own gun and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Marrell B. Tyler, of Merrillville, suffered multiple facial injuries during his altercations with the residents.
According to the probable cause affidavit acquired by our partners at the Kokomo Tribune, Tyler told his girlfriend he was going to a gas station, but ended up going into the nearby apartment because it was unlocked, even though he reportedly did not know any of the occupants of the apartment. The apartment’s residents also told police they did not know Tyler.
Home carry is a thing. Really. Seriously. Practice it folks, along with the basics like…locking your front door. You never know when some hoodlum will invite themselves into your residence looking to commit a crime of opportunity.
What’s more, they might even have two guns.