I’m posting the following video and article — which are not really on-topic for us — for two reasons:
|1.||It’s a significant news story about an incident that occurred over the weekend in our local area.|
|2.||I’m fond of stories about parents who defend themselves and their children from deadly predators by exercising their Second Amendment Rights, thereby saving the Commonwealth of Virginia the expense of prosecuting and incarcerating the perpetrators.|
Prospect is not all that far away from us. As a matter of interest — surely a coincidence — it lies roughly halfway between the Jamaat ul-Fuqra compounds in Red House and Meherrin (see the previous post). For those who live outside Southside Virginia, it’s on U.S. 460, the main highway from Petersburg to Lynchburg, just west of Farmville.
One thing puzzles me: how could anyone be so stupid as to break into an occupied house in the middle of the night way out in the boonies of Southside Virginia? Anyone who is not brain-dead knows that all the slack-jawed gap-toothed sister-marryin’ hicks out here are ARMED TO THE TEETH.
Well, two of these unfortunate imbeciles will have all of eternity to meditate on their foolishness. The other one was still at large at the time of this news report.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video for me:
Here’s the accompanying article from NBC12 in Richmond:
Two suspects dead, one at large following home invasion
PRINCE EDWARD, VA (WWBT) – Prince Edward sheriff’s deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion that happened early Sunday morning in Prospect. Two of the three suspects are dead, shot by the homeowner in self defense, according to investigators on scene. Meanwhile, the search continues for the third suspect.
This situation began unfolding at about 4:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Prince Edward Highway, or Route 460. Investigators told NBC12’s Kelly Avellino three unknown men forced their way in the front door of the home, where a man was alone with a 2-year-old child.
According to a press release issued by Sheriff Wesley W. Reed, that man called 911 to report a home invasion and said the suspects were armed. Reed also said gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and the caller.
Authorities said two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third managed to escape on foot.
We’re told the homeowner and the child were not harmed.
Right now, there is a vague description of that third suspect, who is believed wearing dark clothing. According to Reed, K-9 units tracked the suspect a quarter of a mile west of the crime scene. It was there, investigators say, the suspect is believed to have gotten into a vehicle.
A Virginia State Police spokesperson had previously confirmed to NBC12 they were working with the Prince Edward Sheriff’s Department on this investigation.
The two deceased suspects were transported to the medical examiner’s office for identification and confirmation of cause of death.
Hat tip: JD.