Monday, November 13, 2006

Man who kicked in door is fatally shot

Our local paper, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, reports on the following incident:
A 22-year-old Fort Worth man died early Saturday in Tyler after he kicked in a door and was shot multiple times by the homeowner, police said.
Another home invasion stopped by the judicious, legal use of deadly force. Another homeowner that would have been robbed, harmed, raped or killed by a violent criminal if it not were for the fact that the homeowner was armed. As it turns out, the homeowner was very well armed:

Robert Delk, 63, told police that he and his wife were awakened about 4:30 a.m. by banging on their door, said Don Martin, a Tyler police spokesman. As a precaution, Delk grabbed his .44-caliber Magnum, and as Delk approached the door, Herrera kicked it in.

The homeowner was 63, the goblin 22. What do you think the end result of the confrontation would have been had Mr. Delk not been armed?

The understatement of the article:

"We don't know if he was mistaken about whose house he was at or what," Martin said. "The circumstances are still unclear."
Yes officer Martin, the goblin was mistaken about whose house he was at. He thought he was kicking in the door of a defenseless elderly couple that owned a business and may have some money on hand. Definitely mistaken about the "defenseless" part.

A little history on the goblin:

According to public records, Herrera has been involved in criminal activity before and has served time in prison. His most recent sentence was three months on a criminal mischief charge. He had also been in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a vehicle and two misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated.
Here we have a young career predator in training, stopped in his tracks by a citizen who believed in and used his Second Amendment rights to preserve his freedom and liberty. Good job Mr. Delk. You did what was necessary to protect yourself, you wife and your home.

Read the full article here.


Anonymous said...

The circumstances are still unclear?

lilfeathers2000 said...

Gun control ya gotta love it.

Scatter and Random Tought
A doctrine fostered by a delusional,
Illogical liberal minority,
And rabidly promoted
By an unscrupulous mainstream media,
Which holds forth the proposition
That it is entirely possible
to pick up a turd by the clean end.