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BAD DAY: Homeowner Shot By Responding Deputy After Home Invasion


HOLLYWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a call of shots fired and a home invasion when they encountered a man at the residence with a gun, and he apparently refused to drop it.

That man was the homeowner, and he was subsequently shot once in the neck by a deputy. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were seen fleeing on bicycles after exchanging shots with the homeowner.

You can’t always blame the police, and this looks to be one of those cases. When officers respond to a call of this nature, they don’t know the homeowner from the crooks all the time. It’s up to you to listen to their directions –especially if you’re armed– and let them control the situation until things are sorted out.

When police get there, your firearm should be out of your hands. The only exception that I can think of would be if you were holding a suspect at gunpoint. Take Aaron’s situation as a perfect example of this –and exactly what you should do.

Not dropping your gun when police have their guns pointed at you is just wacky.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Jason H

    I wonder if it’s possible that the homeowner couldn’t hear their commands after the shots fired without hearing protection?

    • Caleb Leftwich

      That is a possibility. But I know if i was involved in a situation like that and I saw the police enter I know there is no need for my gun anymore.

      • m2karateman

        Caleb, that’s not necessarily true. Did the homeowner think that the suspects were still on his property or in a position to attack him? If I’m the homeowner, I loudly proclaim that I still feel threatened by the suspects and ask police if I can simply put my weapon in a low ready position, away from their position. If they respond no, that I must drop my weapon, I ask if I can at the very least holster it.

  • clay

    I hope this turns out alright.

  • TheLight

    OK, here’s a situation, police enter the home they see homeowner standing with a gun but what they don’t see is the intruder around the corner, also with a gun. Ordering the homeowner to drop his gun is the worst thing the police can do because as soon as he drops it, the intruder kills him. Police shoot homeowner for not dropping his gun then discover intruder lurking in the next room out of sight of the entry to the home. are the police still right?

    • BuccaBiscuit

      You are an idiot. The homeowner can alert police of someone else in the room and hit the floor. F U C K I N G moron. . . . . . .

      • m2karateman

        No, you are the idiot. Things like this happen within seconds, and often times police are a little too quick on the trigger. Remember, this was a LAWFUL homeowner DEFENDING himself. While the police may not realize that, it is their JOB to determine it before shooting at someone.