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tenant shot aft break in (by Tony [NJ]) Jun 10, 2021 2:43 PM
       tenant shot aft break in (by Richard [MI]) Jun 10, 2021 3:26 PM
       tenant shot aft break in (by S i d [MO]) Jun 10, 2021 4:26 PM
       tenant shot aft break in (by Tonia [RI]) Jun 10, 2021 8:43 PM
       tenant shot aft break in (by P.B. [MI]) Jun 10, 2021 10:15 PM
       tenant shot aft break in (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM
       tenant shot aft break in (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 11, 2021 10:56 AM
       tenant shot aft break in (by MAP [NY]) Jun 11, 2021 12:22 PM

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tenant shot aft break in (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 2:43 PM
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Elderly homeowner in wheelchair fatally shoots former renter who kicked down door and attacked him

Dave Urbanski - the blaze . com

2-3 minutes

An elderly homeowner who uses a wheelchair told Houston police that a former tenant he'd booted from his residence for failure to pay rent returned Tuesday night, kicked down his front door, and attacked him, KPRC-TV reported.

But the 72-year-old homeowner also has a gun and fatally shot his former tenant during the attack, the station said.

What are the details?

Investigators told KPRC the homeowner had been renting out one of his rooms to the man in question, who allegedly stopped paying rent for quite some time.

With that, the homeowner told the man leave and not come back, the station reported.

Authorities told KPRC that while the tenant did indeed leave the premises, his departure was apparently short-lived, as he soon came back and his reasons for returning did not appear related to paying back rent to his former landlord.

Officer R. Willkens with the Houston Police Department told the station that the man "kicked the door in" and "got inside," after which "some kind of altercation" erupted.

While the former tenant may have figured he'd have an easy time overpowering an elderly man, who needs a wheelchair to get around, it doesn't appear the guy factored in the possibility that his former landlord might have an equalizing tool on hand.

"The older man shot the younger one," Willkens added to KPRC. "The homeowner shot the guy who was kicking in the door, and homicide is ... trying to figure out what exactly occurred."

One just might conclude it makes common sense for an elderly individual with a disability to own a gun for protection just in case of incidents like this.

Now what?

Detectives told the station they're questioning the homeowner about the shooting, and added that he's being cooperative. KPRC said no charges have been filed so far.

Homeowner shoots, kills tenant who kicked in his door in southeast Houston, police say youtu.be

--73.215.xxx.xx




tenant shot aft break in (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 3:26 PM
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Old guy probably saved his own life. --172.58.xxx.xx




tenant shot aft break in (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 4:26 PM
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And this is why we need the 2nd Amendment. "Just call the police" doesn't work in situations like this.

--107.216.xxx.xxx




tenant shot aft break in (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 8:43 PM
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This is a sad situation. I agree with Sid but watch the free rent housing advocates start to say the tenant was not formally evicted so he had occupancy rights. I do believe us landlords have targets on our backs. --172.56.xx.xxx




tenant shot aft break in (by P.B. [MI]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 10:15 PM
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My husband took a training course so he could carry as we had a vet pay his rent and was trying to be intimidating. He came to pay his rent with a pistol stuck in his belt. We realized he was not to stable, after receiving custody of his two young sons. They were to much for him. He kept getting worse and we started to have major problems with the guy. So did the neighbors.

He was finally told to stay off our personnel property and it took us several months to get him out, but we did and now he is gone.

The bottom line. A lot of landlords are older and many are single. The younger (some, not all) try to intimidate or take advantage.

I am glad to here this older disabled man had his act together and protected himself. It is a good thing it happened in Texas as some states have ridiculous laws about protecting yourself. --67.22.x.xxx




tenant shot aft break in (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM
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[[[[[...... "Just call the police" doesn't work in situations like this.......]]]]]]

In all of those "defund the police" states, it is "just call a social worker".

That doesn't work in situations like this, either.

--76.178.xxx.xxx




tenant shot aft break in (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 10:56 AM
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" when seconds count, the police are just 'minutes away'".

Sometimes, in many areas its just too many minutes. --174.206.xxx.xxx




tenant shot aft break in (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 12:22 PM
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Yep good thing this happened in Texas (hopefully no where near Austin). If this was NY, the elderly man would be sitting in jail right now and the family of the former tenant would be lawyering up. --72.231.xxx.xx



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