Suspected Home Invader Shot Dead by Armed Resident

Bob Irwin dissects the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. What went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from defense with a gun.

Javonte King, 21, of Troy
Javonte King, 21, of Troy
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( reports this week (5/12/2016) in Pike County Alabama investigators say three young men broke into a home to rob it early Thursday. Instead, one of them is now dead and the other two are behind bars.

A lieutenant with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a home on County Road 3016 at about 2:30 a.m. He said the 36-year-old resident told them he answered a knock on his door and three men forced their way inside.

The victim said one of them pulled a gun on him and told him to “give it up.” The intended victim grabbed the gun and wrestled it away from the robber. He reported he then shot at the intruders as they advanced on him. The suspects fled on foot after the shot was fired.

Responding Deputies found one of the robbers lying in a pool of blood about 200 yards away. That 21 year old suspect, Javonte King, of Troy, had gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two suspects, both age 20, were captured soon after.

They are currently both charged with first-degree robbery. The surviving robbers may both be charged with murder as the deceased robber was killed during the commission of a felony that all three were involved in. The resident has not been charged, although the investigation is still ongoing.

One suspect is being held on $250,000 bail the other has no bail because he was already out on bond at the time of this arrest.


A Steven Seagal “Aikido” move in real life. Action beats reaction again.

The intended victim’s aggressive move probably saved his life. If your opponent is close enough, always deflect his gun first – even if you have your own. Otherwise it’s likely you both get shot.

Bringing your own gun is easier, deflect his as you fire!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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