Peoria Man Grabs Home-Invader's Gun, Shoots Him

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An armed home invasion in Peoria yesterday ended when one of the victims wrestled away a gun from one of the intruders, and shot him.

The three suspects in the case were found when one of them called 911 for the gunshot wound.

According to Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto, the victims, a couple in their twenties, said they were asleep in their home, near Peoria Avenue and 92nd Drive, along with their 5-year-old child early yesterday morning when two people came into their home.

Police say 19-year-old Umar Ibrahim and a 23-year-old man -- whose name hasn't been released at this point -- were armed with guns, which they assaulted the couple with while demanding things from the home.

Jacinto says the couple knew the men invading their home, as they had hung out with them before.

At one point during the invasion, the man who lived in the house grabbed the gun away from the 23-year-old invader, and shot him with his own gun, police say.

The invaders promptly left the house, and sped off with their alleged wheel-woman, 26-year-old Brittany Fletcher-Prager.

Phoenix police ended up meeting the three people allegedly involved in the invasion after they went home and called 911 for the 23-year-old's gunshot wound. Phoenix police connected the trio to the invasion that had just happened in Peoria.

The 23-year-old man's name hasn't been released because he's still hospitalized this morning with the gunshot wound, and hasn't been charged. Jacinto says he'll likely face similar charges as his alleged accomplices.

Fletcher-Prager was booked into jail on an armed-robbery charge, and Ibrahim was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and burglary.

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Umar Ibrahim (left) and Brittany Fletcher-Prager.

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23 comments
mhenderson82
mhenderson82

Arm yourselves, folks! Great job to the homeowner. Too bad the intruder lived. People need to realize that you put your life at risk when you do a home vision! 

logicman
logicman

I can't wait for everyone to start wearing GoPros at all times

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Good Job homeowner!

The unfortunate part, you will now probably be sued for shooting/maiming the guy, even if he gets convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I HATE guns but this was righteous! If it were up to me, AZ would have a law precluding anyone from collecting damages for death, loss or injury while s/he was in the commission of a crime. 

caitlyn88reilly
caitlyn88reilly

Funny there was no meth heads involved just stupid criminals.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

Putting an end to a kidnapping, and to an armed robbery are both specifically listed as justifiable uses of deadly force according to Arizona Statutes.  It would be very difficult for the home invader to convince a jury that shooting him wasn't justified.   They would have to convince them that the instant the homeowner took away the weapon, everybody turned completely peaceful and compliant.  If he made the slightest move to try to get the gun back, there's no case.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Flyer9753 I finally agree with you.  And you are probably right that the guy will probably sue but even if he does he will get nothing.

caitlyn88reilly
caitlyn88reilly

@ valley native. Ty you have the best comment right here. It would be hard to convince a jury that kidnapping and robbery were not a justifiable reason for the man to shoot the invader.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 

I agree with you...

and history is full of instances where the legal system and/or jury's made 'mistakes' and ruled for stupid shit like this, incorrectly.

If you think a court of law is justice, you are naive. A court of law is simply whoever argues better.

That's the reality.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham @Flyer9753 

Tell that to the many many cops who are paying significant portions of their paychecks to felons sitting prison, for maiming them for life...

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 

And since a 'logical conclusion' is only based upon logic and not fact, you are in the end still making an assumption if you claim that 'logical conclusion' to be fact.

You think about it. You are trying to claim something that is 100% a thought experiment, it's logic therefore it happens in your head not in reality per se, yet you want to claim that conclusion and fact are the same thing... what universe or alternate reality do you live in?

Can a logical conclusion be wrong. Yes, therefore accepting your 'logical conclusion' as fact, which is what you are saying, is at best unproven and at worst wrong until you either prove or disprove it.

Prove your 'logical conclusion' or it's still just an assumption that happens to be based on logic, which is not infallible.

You are smarter than this Valley, you just refuse to admit your are mixing up conclusion and assumption, no matter how 'logically' derived with fact.

BTW - you started out claiming it's a fact - "The very simple fact that there would be no police if they were likely to go to prison for trying to save their own lives should be obvious" - and now you claim it's a 'logical conclusion'... wait, I thought it was fact per you.

The FACT you are once again attempting to go back and change what you said proves you are wrong, since what you said can't stand up for itself.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753

No, Flyer, there's something beyond "assumption" called "logical conclusion".   Think about it.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 

Unless you are able to speak for every single person on this planet (which you are not), your 'obvious' conclusion is not a conclusion, it's an assumption.

You know what they say about assumptions right? 

Those who take their own assumptions to be a conclusion or fact are nothing more than self serving idiots.

Just to be clear, yes, I am calling you and that statement idiotic.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753

The very simple fact that there would be no police if they were likely to go to prison for trying to save their own lives should be obvious.   Police sometimes get punished for bad shootings, or even for good shootings that look bad, but it's rare.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 

I am not making it bleak, I am simply stating what has happened and what could happen. 

If you think that is bleak, that's you.

As to the LEO aspect, not true as proven in other fields as well as Law Enforcement.

I'm not going to argue this with you valley, my statements stand and are factual and it's one of the reasons cops are taught to shoot to kill instead of shoot to wound/stop.

Your assumptions about criminals are funny, but that's all they are.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

But it's not as bleak as you make it seem.  If cops were really routinely skewered for doing their jobs, there would be no more cops.  They simply wouldn't put up with it.   If the court system didn't get most things right most of the time, we'd do away with it, too.

If this criminal is able to hire a very expensive attorney, he might have a slim chance of getting some small settlement, but criminals, by their nature, tend to be lousy at figuring out what's in their best interest, and chances are excellent that he's already told the police everything a jury would need to hear to know that he deserved to be shot and should be thankful to be alive.

After all, this moron chose to invade the home of somebody who could identify him, and executed it badly enough to allow himself to be disarmed.   He's not a mastermind.

 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@azlefti @Flyer9753 @robert_graham 

I know of 2 cops in New York who are still paying for officer involved shootings that happened 20 years ago.

Call any of the Law Enforcement unions and ask them, they will be happy to give you the stats and specific case histories.

Nice trolling there idiot.

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