Gresham Oregon home invasion

Tables Get Turned When Four Home Invaders Take On One Homeowner — One Shot, Killed


GRESHAM, OREGON — My how the tables have turned, indeed!  When four home invaders went after a Gresham mobile park resident, they were greeted by fierce resistance.  One intruder was shot and killed.  By the time police arrived, neighbors had reported multiple gunshots.  According to FOX 12, police discovered multiple wounded and one dead intruder.

As the story appears to be developing, four intruders barged in on a 34-year-old resident of the trailer park and immediately set to attacking him.  He grabbed a pistol and shot two of the suspects — killing one outright.  The man who was killed was a 25-year-old who’s prior convictions and record have not been disclosed at this time.  The other intruder whom was hit was a 16-year-old who was taken to the hospital and his condition is unknown.

Sources at FOX 12, report that the remaining two suspects have prior criminal histories and one is currently on probation already.  Both have been identified and will be criminally charged.

As for the homeowner, he sustained several non-life-threatening stab wounds and was released from the hospital after being treated for them.

Reconstructing this from square one, it appears four Hispanic males – ages ranging from 16 to 25 – were set upon ending this homeowner’s life from the get-go.  Thankfully, they didn’t go charging in with guns or this may have ended much differently.  And even more thankfully, he was able to gain access to his pistol in his home to defend himself.


This goes to show that it always pays to keep a pistol or firearm close-by no matter where you go in the house.  If these guys had been just a bit more trained and not complete, absolute idiots — they probably would have succeeded in their mission.

One thing people fail to appreciate is that in any suspected gang-related assassination attempt, all the people that go into that situation are expendable.  There may be the equivalent of a “squad leader” in their ranks — but altogether, their lives are worth trash.  Yours, however, is not.  Make sure to inflict unacceptable amounts of damage on any who would be so bold as to invade your home.  This homeowner did a more than decent job.

Close quarters plus superiority of numbers minus bringing knives to a gun fight — that’s a recipe for home invasion disaster.

Look forward to a forthcoming article on why you should always carry at home.

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun…

GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 26 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his Sig Sauer SP2022 in a Dara Holsters Appendix IWB holster.

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  • Bob McGeorge

    So, was the guy that was attacked a gang banger too?

  • Biker689

    Nelson says…

  • dawndalyce

    Idiots brought a knife to a gun fight. He needs to practice, should have killed all of them.

    • RobertL

      These days you never know if your going to live or die in such encounters with people invading your home so best to act first so I agree.But the answer for criminals isn’t to kill them all.The justice system needs to be fixed,employees need to stop holding peoples backgrounds against them(all depending on the nature of the crime because some should never be let out)because if they did their time they shouldn’t continue to be punished doing low paying jobs even if they are capable of doing better.our system is turning people that did wrong into leeches that drag down society instead of turning them around to become productive citizens.

      • man cat

        I don’t think he had time to show compassion too these invaders ! I’d shoot to stop them all ! Be nice later !

    • Jim

      A knife can be faster in close quarters combat as gusn can be very hard to pull when the attacker is on top of you.

  • bobfairlane

    Hopefully the other ones got “poison bullets” and died later, after spilling their guts on their homies.

  • Jim Screws

    He needs a shotgun with OO buckshot, preferably a pump with at least 5 rounds. I keep an 870 in my closet for “social encounters”.

  • JSStryker

    I love happy endings!

  • LindaMC

    Good job of protecting yourself while getting this scum off of the streets at the same time. Maybe they’ll think twice the next time, or not!

  • Jim

    The attackers saw a can of rosarittas on the counter and got distracted.