MPD Says Burglar Shot and Wounded Friday

Meridian police say a burglar was shot by a homeowner Friday morning.

Officials say the resident arrived home between 10:30 and 11 a.m. to find someone in his house in the 2400 block of 37th Avenue.

Police spokesman Mike Vick said the homeowner fired once, injuring the suspect in the hand.

"There was an additional person of interest outside the home that is being questioned now," said Vick. "And charges are pending on both of those individuals."

Vick said he can't release the suspects' names until they are formally charged with burglary.

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  • by ME Location: MS on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Shoot first ask questions later! Had no business breaking into that man's home in the first place.
  • by Tyler Location: Meridian on Dec 2, 2011 at 02:26 AM
    I'm just glad that one actually got caught.
    So many are getting away with it in Meridian these days. It seems that having your things stolen is to be expected in Meridian if you are a law abiding, productive citizen.
    It's sounds like the thief got off relatively easy, with only a gunshot wound to the hand....Should have been his face.
  • by betTy Location: Philadelphia on Nov 30, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    What happened to letting God judge the sinner?
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      by Peabody on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:37 PM in reply to betTy
      The same that happened to 'Thou shall not steal'. God can still judge them, they just get there a little sooner.
  • by judgmentcalls on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    Good points cf. U will never know until it hits you in the face. Families have suffered on both sides. Wrong is wrong. Put your life in the hands of the judge/grand jury(men) or in the hands of man.¿¿Wow;-) Attys love the both of them.
  • by Christy Location: Decatur on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    I agree with the homeowner shooting the thief. If our government allowed people that were thiefs to have their hands cut off and rapists to be castrated, crime would come to an all-time low. It has gotten to where criminals have more rights than victims. I also believe in capital punishment and think it should be implemented much more often. If someone breaks into my house, I will not hesitate to protect myself and my family.
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      by Charles Foster Offdensen on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:01 PM in reply to Christy
      Youre living in the wrong country, Christy. The things you refer to happen in the middle east. They also use biblical justice on the rape victims, also. Theyre often stoned to death by their families. If you choose to move there, be prepared to keep your face covered when in public and understand that you can only go out when accompanied by your husband or male relative. Our soldiers die, on a daily basis, to protect that way of life in those countries.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM
    They say an armed society makes for a polite society, but the statistics show that most guns kept in homes are used to murder other people in the home; they're rarely used to shoot intruders. Oh, well -- that's why I vote against gun control: the more guns there are, the faster Americans will kill each other off.
  • by Charles Foster Offdensen Location: Meridian on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:48 PM
    The problem here is that we have hordes of poorly educated folks shouting out that our 'castle doctrine' is a get out of jail free card for shooting burgulars. ITS NOT. Its a legal defense that allows you to use deadly force under certain circumstances. Its doesnt mean that you wont be arrested or face a trial. You usually will if theres a fatality involved. Basically, there will be a judgement call after the shooting and that will be based on what you say after the officers arrive. You may or may not be arrested at that time. Regardless of this, if the burgular dies, the case WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE GRAND JURY. The castle doctrine gives you a defense in court, thats about it. I could name dozens in our area who have been arrested while using a gun for self-protection. That bring said, I normally travel with a weapon, myself, and wouldnt hesitate to use it if the need arose. We have lawyers to handle the legal repurcussions.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:34 PM
    whats a castle doctrine?
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      by Citizen on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:10 AM in reply to
      Castle Doctrine laws, or “castle laws,” are based on very old English common law, which recognized that someone’s home is a place where they should be free from illegal trespassing or violent attacks. As such, the laws gave citizens the right to defend their home (their “castle”), from violent attacks or intrusions, to the extent of using deadly force if necessary. Each state’s laws are different with regards to the Castle Doctrine, with some having no law at all, all the way to the other extreme, which is where Mississippi is on it. Basically, the law allows you to defend your home against attack or intrusion without criminal or civil consequences.
  • by readitforyourself Location: lawnorder ms on Nov 27, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    careful folks.don't regret your actions.
  • by BigJC on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    Need better gun control. See people if we could take up all the guns, then that poor burglar wouldn't have an injured hand now would he? Better gun control as in better aim. Should've had to call Clayton Cobler to the scene.ithmarc
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