Florida man shoots, kills home intruder who was attacking his wife, police say

  

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Via:  kdmichigan  •  one month ago  •  21 comments

By:   Stephen Sorace (Fox News)

Florida man shoots, kills home intruder who was attacking his wife, police say
A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot a home intruder who busted through the glass front door and began attacking his wife on Tuesday, investigators said.

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A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot a home intruder who busted through the glass front door and began attacking his wife on Tuesday, investigators said.

Deputies arrived at the Panama City home around 6:05 a.m. and found 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards laying on the floor dead and a handgun on the counter, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said.

"The husband stated he felt he could not physically stop the intruder, so he went upstairs to get his firearm," the sheriff's office said. "He shot the firearm multiple times, ending the threat."

The husband, whom deputies did not name, said he was standing outside when Edwards walked up to his driveway and approached him in a threatening manner. Witnesses told deputies that Edwards was "acting erratically," screaming and swearing.

He went into his home through the garage to get away from Edwards, according to deputies, but Edwards followed and pounded on the door to the house. He shattered the large glass panel in the front door and entered the house.

Edwards shattered the glass door and entered the home, where he knocked the man's wife to the floor, got on top of her, and beat her, the husband told deputies. (Bay County Sheriff's Office)

Edwards then knocked the man's wife to the floor, got on top of her and was beating her, the husband told deputies. The husband said he shot Edwards, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's wife was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.

Edwards, who was from Georgia, was staying nearby in a short-term rental residence.


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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    one month ago

I'm sure we will hear how he just wanted a glass of water. 

Good guy with a gun wins again.

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.1  Gordy327  replied to  KDMichigan @1    one month ago

A clear cut case of home & personal defense. The intruder got what he deserved.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

IMO this was justifiable homicide.

 
 
 
TTGA
2.1  TTGA  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one month ago
IMO this was justifiable homicide.

Definitely Paula.  In all the States, that part of the law says the same thing.  "You may use deadly force to protect yourself or another innocent person from death or great bodily harm."  Most of them add that deadly force must be the last resort, but the basic statement is the same in all of them.  This man will have no legal problems at all, especially in Florida where they have a Castle Law.

By the way, as a point of information, rape is considered to be great bodily harm.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3  seeder  KDMichigan    one month ago

Appears they had a nice crowd of people living nearby.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Four Georgia natives were arrested Tuesday afternooon on drug and child neglect charges. 
The group was staying in a short-term rental just a block away from a home that was the scene of a home invasion shooting Tuesday morning. The intruder believed responsible for the home invasion was a member of this group.
During the shooting investigation, BCSO officials determined that the intruder of the home invasion, Nathan Jerrell Edwards, was staying at a nearby rental home with a group of his friends. Investigators made contact with the group to ask questions about the victim, and saw illegal narcotics in plain sight.
After a search warrant was obtained, officially found LSD, Cocaine, THC resin, and some unknown substances believed to be hallucinogens in the rental home. Also found in the home was an unsecured firearm and $1,608 in cash. 

Ellecia Bryant, 42

Khary Johnson, 35

Ashayla Lewis, 19

Ourania Moore, 26
Arrested was Ellecia Bryant, age 42, on charges of Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams, Possession of THC resin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child Neglect. 
Ashayla Lewis, age 19, Ourania Moore, age 26, and Khary Johnson, male, age 35, were charged with Possession of LSD, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams, Possession of THC resin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child Neglect. 
Additional charges are possible once laboratory test results are received.
Due to the presence of children in the home, each individual arrested was also charged with Child Neglect.

https://www.mypanhandle.com/news/breaking-news/home-invasion-shooting-leads-to-more-arrests/
 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  KDMichigan @3    one month ago

"Well, there goes the neighborhood." (Eddie Murphy as Mr. Robinson - SNL)

 
 
 
badfish
4  badfish    one month ago

We call this a tax payer relief shot.  It's over, no more supporting this one.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5  Trout Giggles    one month ago

No room for argument here

 
 
 
Sparty On
6  Sparty On    one month ago

Natural selection at work ....

 
 
 
Tacos!
7  Tacos!    one month ago

Very scary. This is why most people have guns in the home. Cops are not fairy godmothers. They don’t magically appear the moment you need them.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
7.1  Drakkonis  replied to  Tacos! @7    one month ago

And a gun is a lot easier to carry than carrying a cop!

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Drakkonis @7.1    one month ago

Probably shoots better as well .... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tacos!
7.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  Drakkonis @7.1    one month ago

You can't stuff him under your pillow.

 
 
 
squiggy
7.1.3  squiggy  replied to  Drakkonis @7.1    one month ago

...and the sugar goes everywhere...

 
 
 
Tessylo
8  Tessylo    one month ago

Most people?  You're pretty fast and loose with your statements a lot of the time . 

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.1  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @8    one month ago

Are you having trouble with the "reply" function?

Most people?  You're pretty fast and loose with your statements a lot of the time . 

Not at all. Here's a poll conducted by Pew Research:

7 facts about guns in the U.S.

Protection tops the list of reasons why gun owners have a gun , according to the same survey. Two-thirds of gun owners (67%) say this is a major reason why they own a firearm. Considerably smaller shares say hunting (38%), sport shooting (30%), gun collecting (13%) or their job (8%) are major reasons.

So after all that, do you disagree with me? Still have a problem with me saying that most people who have a gun keep it for protection against criminals?

 
 
 
Gazoo
9  Gazoo    one month ago

Good for this guy!

 
 
 
pat wilson
10  pat wilson    one month ago

This happens all the time. What's the point of seeding the article ? Not exactly a "man bites dog" event.

 
 
 
Gazoo
10.1  Gazoo  replied to  pat wilson @10    one month ago

“What's the point of seeding the article ?”

if that’s how you really feel what’s the point of commenting?

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Gazoo @10.1    one month ago

Maybe because I was wondering  “What's the point of seeding the article ?”

It was a question, that was the point of my commenting. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
10.1.2  Gazoo  replied to  pat wilson @10.1.1    one month ago

Just a guess, but I’d say the point of seeding this article is to show one of the positives of owning a gun. 😀

 
 
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