September 24, 2016

UPDATED: The Home Invasion Video

Five and a half terrifying minutes of a home invasion in Atlanta on September 16, 2016.

The backstory:

"She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property," Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr. Surveillance video from inside the home shows the Gwinnett County woman rush from her bedroom and then unloads all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door. The woman is a local restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate's Spring Drive home for work-related reasons. She heard the three intruders break into the home around 4 a.m. Friday. Video shows the men have guns clearly in hand. Police said the men were looking for cash when they met their match. As they exchange fire with drywall debris clouding the dark home, the video shows one man run through a glass door. Another man died of his injuries in the driveway.

Review carefully and tell me again if you don't want to have a gun for self-defense in your home.

UPDATE: Suspect Fatally Shot during Home Invasion.Video Surveillance 911 call synchronized

****Full 2 cameras Video Surveillance + 911 call synchronized.

***September 22, 2016, 3:00pm: Gwinnett County Police are releasing video clips from home surveillance that captures a home invasion and shooting as it unfolds. All three suspects are armed in the video. They are not wearing masks and we highly anticipate someone recognizing them. They should be considered armed and dangerous and a threat to the community. Contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately if you know the suspects or see them.

September 21, 2016, 1:40pm: Gwinnett County Police are releasing still photos captured inside the house from last week’s home invasion that claimed the life of one of the three suspects. Police have been unable to identify the two suspects displayed in the following photos. They should be considered armed and dangerous and a threat to the community. If you know them or see either suspect contact police immediately.

Suspect 1: B/M, 6’00” tall, thin build, facial hair, WHI baseball cap, dark colored pants, and dark colored athletic shoes with reflective symbol (unknown).

Suspect 2: B/M, 6’00” tall, thin build, short BLK hair, facial hair, GRY hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, BLK athletic shoes.

September 16, 2016, 8:45pm: Gwinnett County Police have identified the decedent as

28 year old Antonio Leeks of Atlanta. Police have learned that the female is an Asian business owner in the restaurant and seafood industry. She was staying at that address because it was convenient for business. She and the male at the home were not married or dating. They were in separate rooms when the suspects entered the home.

Detectives believe that she was targeted with robbery as the motive for the home invasion. The two suspects who fled the scene are still being sought. Police believe that they fled in a vehicle. The description so far is two black males, ages 20-30 years old, and approximately six foot tall. Police performed CPR on the decedent but were unsuccessful. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

September 16, 2016, 6:00am: Gwinnett County Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who kicked in the front door of an Atlanta home and was shot by the homeowner. Shortly before 4am, police responded to the 3500 block of Spring Drive in Atlanta in unincorporated Gwinnett County. The homeowner told dispatchers that she and another male were awoken to the sounds of someone entering their home. The female retrieved her handgun and went to investigate the sounds. She discovered at least three males coming through the front door. At that point, she began firing rounds from her handgun and struck at least one suspect in the torso killing him. At least one of the other two suspects began exchanging gunfire with the homeowner as the suspects fled the scene.

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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

The Leftist would say something to the effect that the woman should have dialed 911 before shooting at the BLM thugs. In this case it can be firmly stated that she would be dead, not alive today.

It would have taken at least an hour for the badge and uniform wearing thugs to don their assault gear and arrive at the scene. The BLM types would have been long gone.

Posted by: Terry at September 23, 2016 1:29 PM

Right around the corner, that. B&E's, home invasions, carjacking etc. come with higher price tag hereabouts. Something the new arrivals often fail to take into account.

Posted by: Will at September 23, 2016 1:36 PM

People today who are unwilling to defend themselves are very naive and childish and they believe they get to tell you that you can't defend yourself.

Unbelievably, they claim they are afraid of you with a gun.

Ask them if they are afraid of thugs with stolen guns and they'll call you a raciss.

You can't reason with them, but you can punch them in the face.

Better hurry though for very soon there will be thousands of them laying around with big holes all the way through their heads.

Life is better without them.
Harden your heart.

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 23, 2016 2:01 PM

My neck of the woods. Getting spicy around here. Demographics have been changing rapidly. Then add refugee resettlement around the corner at Stone Mountain. Too late to relocate. Gonna hunker down and get ready for the festivities.

Posted by: Frogdaddy at September 23, 2016 2:49 PM

My heroine. BLAM. Blam blam blam blam blam blam blam. Enter second resident with backup gun. Enough of this and we'll be living in a civilized world again.

Posted by: Raincityjazz at September 23, 2016 2:53 PM

We need to expand our government. OSHA needs to develope safety policy and rules with penalties for home invaders.

Posted by: Denny at September 23, 2016 3:27 PM

LOL. Acting all gangsta and stuff. Things change when the "victim" shoots back. Not so tough against a 185-gr. hollow point (or whatever she was shooting). I'm happy at least one of them will not cost the good citizens of Georgia anything more to support.

Posted by: waltj at September 23, 2016 3:40 PM

My only quibble is that after she drove them off, both householders appear to be wandering around without reloading and without even carrying a weapon. Obviously you'd want to have further deterrence ready until the moment the cops drove up.

But all in all, good job!

Posted by: Kinch at September 23, 2016 5:01 PM

It appears that the gal was all balls (she shoots out the door and goes right back to her phone, as if this is an everyday deal) and the "guy" had the look of someone saying, "Huh? What's going on? I'll just follow you."

Posted by: Lance de Boyle at September 23, 2016 6:07 PM

Do not mess with a female ready to shoot. She had a stone cold killboner going on, and I have to say the shooting portion, and the surprise tactic, was perfection. Yes, she did go around with an unloaded weapon for awhile, but she was on at least a little adrenaline (idk, though. She was pretty cool in the fire and rush throwdown).

Training. Hand away from the muzzle, combat stance when firing, reload, clear past the objective.

My hats off to her. I wonder if that was a 9mm? If so, she got a good shot on the dead perp.

I'd be freaking out with perps going 2 directions.

Dude was useless. Takes her gun like I'm in charge now, honey.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 23, 2016 8:10 PM

What we have here is a failure of the victim selection matrix.


Better entry security. (Needed here)

Have a backup mag - use it. (Needed here)

Secure the premises. (Needed here)

Sweep the premises. (Needed here)

Outside lights all on - minimal inside lighting - suspects may return. (Needed here)

Perpetrator was gung ho to engage - until the first shot - well done

Call POlice - first to call establishes victim status. Done - well done

Posted by: itor at September 23, 2016 8:51 PM

Guaranteed--the first thing this no-nonsense girl is going to do is go out and get a bigger mag.

I love it that the one groid ran through glass to get out of there. This chick is going to be a rock star in Asia. California too.

Posted by: james wilson at September 23, 2016 11:14 PM

Very little kick from that pistol held with one hand. .22?

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 24, 2016 4:40 AM

To do list:

1. Replace doors with steel frame forty minute rated fire doors.
2. Buy two more magazines.
3. Buy a shotgun. Slug in the chamber, #4 buckshot in the the tube.

Posted by: TmjUtah at September 24, 2016 5:28 AM

I love the smell of dead home invaders in the morning.
Is that too harsh?

Posted by: Tripletap at September 24, 2016 5:32 AM

If you watch the one after it, she does call 911 (she can barely speak English) and screws around with the dispatcher for at least 5 minutes. The lady was bleeding from the left side of her head.

Posted by: James at September 24, 2016 6:52 AM

Her violence and aggression superseded her one-handed cowboy shooting. Good for her. Too bad she didn't plant all three of them.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at September 24, 2016 7:48 AM

Shotgun slug? Maybe where I live, for bears. But in the city that will over-penetrate and you're in court the rest of your life.

They have rounds called Zombie and Dead Coyote in 12 gauge. You do not want to be hit with either round. Ever.

I agree @ buy a shotgun - I was personalizing it in the long run-up and I was expecting the 12 gauge to come out. Not a .22 handgun (although that'd be fine in a pinch) because the wallboard was dusting fiercely with the impacts. I'm only guessing 9mm because of the popularity of the round.

A handgun is an on-your-person weapon always at the ready but not much comfort. A shotgun is for home defense. Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge. With a light. It would even the odds against 3 guys with handguns. More to the point, I did feel that she used up her magazine because of the tendency to want to use up that cool semi-auto magazine. A shotgun, or a revolver, is aimed fire by a cool expert (hopefully).

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 24, 2016 7:59 AM

Suntine de chick, she win.

Posted by: Anon at September 24, 2016 8:35 AM

That 911 operator is a real prize. Maybe it's because I've lived in/around San Francisco for the latter half of my life (and thus Asian accents are no mystery,) but I still don't think there's any excuse for not understanding that this chick called 911 because her house had been broken into and she'd been shot in the head.

Wake the fuck up and do your job. If units hadn't been dispatched by the end of 30 seconds, that operator droid should be fired.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at September 24, 2016 12:08 PM

The chick was pissed. The pistol was to keep her friend out.
As for a shotgun, go with 7.5 shot. Won't go thru walls but deadly at indoor ranges

Posted by: MHF at September 24, 2016 12:28 PM

Rob, I thing the cue words for that dispatcher were "SHOTS FIRED". You should be moving. You can get the address on the way; that's why they give you those radio thingies.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at September 24, 2016 12:31 PM

hell no. biggest round available but inner city or suburbs consider penetrating the walls and killing the wrong people. If .00 goes out, I'd say the energy would be very low after the yard. If in an apartment, consider learning the combat axe or bolo knife.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 24, 2016 12:33 PM

I am so cynical.

1. Sounds like the dindu's relative on the 911 call. It's in everybody's best interest to let the shot people bleed out. Dead men don't tell tales.

2. 911 needs to be rolled up. It's useless as an emergency response. It's morphed into a self-incrimination method. Gives the DA enough information to hang whoever called.

3. OK, new rule. Call 911, say "Just shut up and listen. Shots fired at address xyz. It was self defense". Hang up. 911 will call back in an attempt to get more testimony from you. Do not answer.

4. When the popo's arrive (if), show them your ID, say "it was self-defense", and don't say another f'ing word.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at September 24, 2016 1:17 PM

John is absolutely right... best and most succinct advice regarding home self defense ever..

The victim is at a total disadvantage.. the dindus are predatory just by the fact they enter the house with guns.. every intent to do violence upon the victim.. by the time the victim overcome their suspension of disbelief they are wounded, raped or dead.. you have to act fast, decisively and with extreme prejudice then shut the hell up...

Bill Henry

Posted by: Bill Henry at September 24, 2016 2:40 PM

You will fight like you train, or you will act upon instincts, good or bad. Constant training can prevent panic. I like Casey's idea of the shotgun, but again, practice with it over and over and over.....Anybody kicking in my door at night will have to come down my hall (fatal funnel) to get to my family. They will have to come through me and my Glock Model 17.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at September 24, 2016 5:31 PM

Light, regardless of source, will blow your night vision. I have no light on any of my shotguns.

7-1/2 shot will indeed go through standard 1/2" drywall. It will almost go through 1/2" OSB and won't go through 1/2" CDX.

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 24, 2016 7:27 PM

Enter WA state into the annals of Islamic mass murder. The news, possibly Twitter, and some PD covered for his identity for 24 hours, but that shit don't float. Feels cold and lonely @ here.

You can watch your back, but don't name the enemy. You'll be vilified, silenced or possibly criminalized.

We're mostly on our own.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 24, 2016 8:57 PM

Agree that the shotgun should be the weapon of choice, and I'd reverse tmj's loading--no. 4 buck in the chamber, followed by a slug. My reasoning is that the first shot is likely to be a rush job (as we saw in the video), but subsequent shots might--might--be aimed more carefully. Buckshot won't spread that much at distances typical for most houses, but it will fan out a little, maybe just enough to make a hasty first shot count.

All the houses in my neighborhood are concrete block and rebar construction, so exterior wall penetration is unlikely to be an issue unless I end up shooting one of my 7.62 mm or larger rifles.

Training is the real equalizer. Know and practice what you need to do under realistic conditions before you ever have to do it for keeps.

Posted by: waltj at September 24, 2016 9:58 PM

"We're mostly on our own."

Been saying it for years, maybe 10 or more.
Act like the gov't doesn't exist, as much as you can.
Let it die on the vine....or not.

The point is, live YOUR life, and let others pound sand, or whatever.

Helps a lot if you distance yourself from the source of your discontent.

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 25, 2016 4:33 AM

Casey's "We're mostly on our own." It's worse than that.

The popos probably ransacked her house and confiscated all her arms and ammo. "For your own safety, and ours, and the community. The perps will probably come back when you're not at home and steal all your guns." Good luck ever getting them back.

It's an interesting video. In many jurisdictions, she'd be prosecuted for 2nd-degree murder, and several other gun law and civil-rights violations. The legal theory so loved by Persecutors and anti-gun marxists and political divisions owned by dindus, is that your right to self-defense ceases the moment the threat is no longer. So the moment the dindus were running for the door, the threat had ceased. She kept firing, and even went to the door and fired a few more to keep them on the run. Oh yeah, she's looking at hard time. "Now listen, hear me good momma ... There's white time in jail, and there's [asian chick] time in jail."

So there's another lesson for you. Hide your video surveillance so the popos don't find it and use it against you. Don't tell them you have it. I don't even think you should tell your attorney till after the State rests, cuz your attorney is bound by law to share it with the popos.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at September 25, 2016 10:40 AM

That is what you call shooting in the darky.

Posted by: Beau at September 26, 2016 4:10 AM