Repeat Offender Becomes Dead Offender: Brick-Throwing Suspect Killed By Philly Homeowner 

A West Philadelphia homeowner shot and killed a brick-throwing, mask-wearing suspect this week, local media reports.

The 49-year-old victim heard some noise coming from his backyard around 10 p.m. Wednesday night. 

When he went out to see what was going on, he was confronted by the 23-year-old perp who had thrown a brick through the window of the homeowner’s SUV.

An altercation ensued, and the older gentleman shot the suspect.  

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“We believe the homeowner fired at least three shots from a semi-automatic weapon. We found three spent shell casings in the backyard area,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told ABC 6.

The would-be burglar fled the scene on foot but did not get far. He collapsed about a half-block away from the scene, say police.

Cheif Small said the department received similar calls in the area about a masked trespasser that night, including one where the suspect broke into a vehicle.

“We believe these calls are related to the shooting,” Small said.

Authorities also indicated that the deceased was no stranger to police and that he had multiple run-ins with the law.

The homeowner, meanwhile, is a licensed concealed carrier. He is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

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  • Stan d. Upnow March 21, 2022, 12:20 pm

    Corrupt prosecutors will argue that the perp was committing a lawful act by attempting to disable a big carbon-spewing SUV. Homeowner charged with a slew of felonies including 1st-degree murder and “carbon pollution.”
    Soros buys the DA lunch after a successful conviction.

  • K. R. V. March 21, 2022, 10:28 am

    I certainly hope this homeowner has a membership to USCCA, like I have. That was the very second action I took after my wife an I retired to Sunny Florida, after leaving the peoples republic of massachusetts. Where I know all the local Police Chiefs by first name, but was told repeatedly I was not going to get a concealed carry permit/license for any reason. This after spending 4 days in a hospital after a random attack by someone 20 years younger and 50 lbs heavier than I. But within the first two months here in wonderfully free Polk County we both took the Sheriffs Handgun Safety Course. Me being a Veteran didn’t need to, but to support my wife and knowing enough that I can always learn something new, plus get to meet the Sheriff and a few of his trusted Deputies, I was happy to take the course. So I gained a mid level membership with the USCCA, that is monthly subscription for insurance against civil and criminal prosecution if I ever need to defend myself or wife. So now we both always carry when we go out, plus have a decent safe hidden in our truck. She has two pistols, a Glock 42, Gen 4, 9mm, plus a Ruger LCP II .380. I have a Glock 23, gen4, .40 cal. plus a Kimber Micro Rosewood Tri Tone 9mm, I carry everywhere, with Kimber 8. Round mag, always with one in the chamber with the safety on! Ready to go! With two spare mags in the truck. Loaded with Hornady Critical Defense rounds. Now we both feel as safe as possible, ready for anything in this crazy world gone mad!

  • Jim March 19, 2022, 4:14 pm

    l live in a DemoRat governed state and Governor Roy “Hitler” Cooper is doing everything he can to do away with the 2nd Amendment. The Wake county (capital county of NC) Sheriff himself is delaying approving pistol permits for law abiding citizens beyond the 14 day period set down by NC legislators. He is being sued by a grass roots freedom organization and l hope they win the suit. Lawmakers and law enforcement personnel who try to do away with our Constitutional right to defend ourselves should be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE in the coming election. l don’t know if Hitler Cooper has instructed the Wake county Sheriff to delay approving the permits. But it wouldn’t surprise me if he did. l Hope the homeowner in PA is cleared of all charges because if he is not then that is giving criminals a free rein to break into your home without consequence. THAT IS NOT what our country was founded on. VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE and go with constituents who are Second Amendment friendly,……. PLEASE

    • Stan d. Upnow March 21, 2022, 12:01 pm

      NC is somewhat like Commiefornia, in that the major cities are bastions of transplants from Democrat strongholds like CT, NJ, NY, etc.. They flee because of the taxes & high cost of living, but the morons never connect their voting habits to the conditions that made them move. Thus, they repeat the same pattern in their new home. We’ve seen that play-out in CO, ID, MT, FL, NV and now even TX!
      My buddy worked in Raleigh, and he said the city and surrounding suburbs are overrun with Libs from the Northeast. Charlotte, with a large population of “oppressed minority-types,” is another cesspool of Progressive-Socialism.

  • alex March 18, 2022, 10:41 pm

    another case of the public forced to do the cops job,we need the cops because after all who is going to ticket you on the way home from work for driving 7 miles over the speed limit!!

    • ed March 21, 2022, 10:12 am

      Yeah, the cops need to be in each and every back yard in the country at all times and let us drive as we wish. Seriously?

  • JoshO March 18, 2022, 2:53 pm

    The shame is that in Philthy, this guy is going to get the book thrown at him. The same shitbag DA that refused to lock up the thug will do everything he/she can to put someone defending his property behind bars.

    Such is the sad state of affairs when libtards are in power.

    • Tomlightfield March 19, 2022, 8:47 pm

      Boy have you ever got that right!!!!

  • Phred March 18, 2022, 12:29 pm

    Know the rules in your state, municipality etc. Answer no questions without counsel ! In almost all cases you can say “I feared for my life”.

  • Armed and Dangerous March 18, 2022, 9:53 am

    Justice served!

    • Stan d. Upnow March 21, 2022, 12:06 pm

      Yes, but now the LEGAL system steps-in and attempts to victimize the victim again. The corrupt LEGAL system can affect your life even more than the corrupt federal govt. can.

  • Tom Hart March 18, 2022, 9:11 am

    Teaching moment, “Never bring a brick to a gun fight”…

  • eagle10 March 18, 2022, 8:56 am

    Another one bites the dust! Hey. Hey.

    • Andrew N. March 26, 2022, 11:55 pm

      How about some modified Neil Young instead? Hey hey, my my, throw a brick and then you die! Rock and roll may never die, but this scumbag perp did! No loss at all.

  • Walt Morris March 18, 2022, 8:56 am

    Any one who advocates dis arming law abiding American citizens is supporting communism. If you are under 55 years old you owe it to yourself to find out how murderous communists really are! If you find that you like communism then. Move to Russia or China or Cuba and live the utopian life these wonderful countries offer.

    • Dee Ude March 19, 2022, 11:36 am

      Agreed! Except just to be fully accurate…. Communism died in Russia back in 1991. Putin is a heinous pirate no doubt. But he is not a Commie. BTW, Hunter Biden received a wire transfer of over $3 million…. From widow of Moscow Mayor. He got in some minor trouble over that. Since he “forgot” to report that Income to the IRS. However exactly WHAT that was for in unknown. Funny that Joey REMOVED the Bipartisan Sanctions that had STOPPED Putin’s NS2 pipeline. Maybe it really is just that simple. Tit for Tat.

      • Stan d. Upnow March 21, 2022, 12:13 pm

        You are dead wrong about Putin!! He’s a Commie through-and-through. Former KGB career officer; are you sh-tting me? Effectively crowns himself dictator for life. Has had dissidents and political opponents murdered or imprisoned. Said the saddest day in world history was the day the USSR dissolved, and now his stated goal is to resurrect it. Naw, he’s not a Communist. Get a clue!

      • D.J. March 23, 2022, 4:12 pm

        Communism does not “die “ , sir . It merely changes names
        and faces .

  • Slim March 18, 2022, 8:50 am

    Home owner did a great job.

  • James March 18, 2022, 8:37 am

    Yes that brick is a deadly weapon and defending your safety and life count

  • Armed and Dangerous March 18, 2022, 8:25 am

    Wanna save lives? Keep these criminals locked up. He would have been alive today if he was still doing time. On the other hand he won’t be missed by society. The homeowner did the general public a favor.

  • Old Vet March 18, 2022, 8:20 am

    Repeat offenders are repeat offenders because they cannot or will not learn to live in society by the rules. The media is afraid to name the race of the offenders now and this a disservice to the rest of the community.

  • Roger J March 18, 2022, 8:10 am

    The only real solution to recidivism.

  • JJ March 18, 2022, 8:00 am

    Since when do you need a CC Permit to defend your life, & Property ?? …Didn’t need to be mentioned !

    • Patrick March 18, 2022, 1:29 pm

      I know, and standing on his own property no less

      • etph March 20, 2022, 6:04 pm

        In CA, believe it or not, you have the right to defend yourself not just in your home but outside all the way until the sidewalk. But of course, most conceal carrying is prohibited in most of CA. Not to worry though because the police and government will rescue you from any harm by criminals. When seconds count, LE is always available at a moments notice.

  • Thoughtful March 18, 2022, 7:31 am

    Good on the “ licensed permit holder”. I hope for his sake he has legal counsel while “cooperating with ongoing investigation”.

    • Patrick March 18, 2022, 1:31 pm

      Yeah thank god he was licensed since he was ON HIS OWN PROPERTY. Stupid communist media leftists

  • Roland March 18, 2022, 6:18 am

    If this happened more often the need for it would go down.

    • Charlie March 18, 2022, 12:51 pm

      Living in the Philly suburbs i see the news every morning. One or more shot every day. The problem is the District Attorney, the Mayor, and the Police Chief. No consequences for violent crime.

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