Update on the Prospect Shooting

I posted last night about a home invasion in Prospect (which is not far away from where we live). Two suspects were shot dead at the scene by a homeowner who exercised his Second Amendment rights to protect his family.

Below is a follow-up report on the incident from Richmond TV. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

By the way — my conclusion in the comments on last night’s post was correct, based on the above video and this report from WRIC, which says: “It is believed that the suspect, described only as a black male, got into a vehicle on Route 460.”

Below is the article from WTVR that accompanied the video:

Dad says he killed intruders while defending his home

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The 25-year-old father who said he shot and killed two men who broke into his Prospect-area home Sunday morning told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil he did not know the men he killed.

The man said he and his two-year-old son were sleeping when he heard a loud crash inside his home off Route 460 early Sunday morning. The man said he grabbed a handgun and left his room to investigate. Soon he found three men inside his home.

The men exchanged gunfire that lasted less than a minute, the man said.

One of the intruders died in the man’s home, a second man died in the front lawn. The third suspect got away from the home.


Prince Edward Sheriff’s deputies are not releasing much information about the crime or the suspects. Investigators used search dogs to try and find the third man. They said it was likely that third suspect drove off in a vehicle park on Route 460.

The 25-year-old man said he and his family are no longer staying at the home over fears the third suspect will return.

The bodies of the two deceased suspects are at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond where a cause of death will be determined.

Investigators have not yet released the identities of the men involved.

I still can’t understand how anyone, no matter how drunk they were, could be so stupid as to think they could break into an occupied home in Prospect in the middle of the night and not get shot. It would require an IQ in the single digits…

Hat tip: Heroyalwhyness.

3 thoughts on “Update on the Prospect Shooting

  1. It sounds like the outcome was appropriate. One more body bag for the one that got away would have been better. Otherwise, hopefully he is a rotting chunk of Swiss cheese in a ditch. Who do these people think they are?

    Low IQ? Maybe they were from New York, D.C., or Chicago where they could get away with it.

    Our government refuses to protect us. Now they want to disarm us and make us totally helpless for their buddies the criminals.

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