Cops say a lunatic broke into a west Las Vegas home after shouting, “Let me in! I will kill you all!” at 5:30 in the morning last weekend. Unfortunately for David Valle, 28, the homeowner was also a gun owner. And when Mr. Valle tried to force his way in through a bedroom door where the family had adopted the ensconced defender position, the homeowner shot him.
The round hit him in the knee and he screamed. A lot. At that point, a responding Las Vegas Metro police officer heard the commotion, kicked in the front door and identified himself before he found Valle continuing crying like a little girl.
The neighbor shot some video of the immediate aftermath as officers dragged the now-shot home intruder out of the house and dumped him on the front lawn until medics could arrive.
A man who broke into a west Las Vegas Valley home and was telling the residents, “Let me in, I will kill you all” was shot in the leg by a resident of the home, according to a police arrest report.https://t.co/GJmV0erKoA
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From the Las Vegas Review-Journal . . .
A man who broke into a west Las Vegas Valley home and was telling the residents, “Let me in, I will kill you all” was shot in the leg by a resident of the home, according to a police arrest report.
And the aftermath of the shooting was caught on video, with a neighbor recording footage of the wounded man writhing in pain on the lawn after being brought out of the house by police.
“I think everybody’s kind of shocked about what happened,” said Heath Horvat, 50, the next-door neighbor who recorded the video, speaking of the bizarre incident in the usually quiet, tight-knit neighborhood near West Sahara Avenue and South Hualapai Way…
Valle was taken to University Medical Center with a shattered tibia.
He was booked on a charge of burglary with a deadly weapon and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the arrest report, but Las Vegas Justice Court records show that prosecutors declined to pursue the assault counts.
That’ll take a day or two to buff out.