Homeowner Shoots Two Armed Intruders With AK-47

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

I guess under these circumstances a 7.62X39 will work as well as a 5.56X45.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – – An East Memphis man is not facing charges, after Memphis Police say he opened fire on two burglars in his home.

Local 24 News learned the two men later died from their injuries.  The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane, close to Overton High School.

The homeowner told Local 24’s Annette Peagler, he believes this break-in started as retaliation towards his friend.  He says one of the suspects came to the home weeks before the shooting claiming that the homeowner’s friend owed him money.

“You know you see your stuff ransacked, your puzzled and you trying to figure out what’s going on,” the homeowner said.

Memphis Police identified the suspects as 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson.  The homeowner, who wanted his identity hidden for safety, said he came face to face with the two men inside of his home Friday evening.

“He picks up his weapon, he turned around and pointed it at me,” the homeowner said.

He further explains the gun jammed and that’s when both suspects ran to the kitchen.

“I’m assuming they were trying to go out of my back door so as they go through there I jumped in the closet and get my AK 47,” he said.

When that homeowner came back to the front of the house, he found both suspects on his patio.

“He was shooting aiming at my play cousin, so I just let loose. Not knowing I hit both of them,” the homeowner explained.

I visited Memphis once on a job interview right after college graduation.  I decided never to go back.  Reddit has more.

One idiot comments (because Reddit is a prog-magnet) “So no other gun would have worked?”  Stupid, a handgun would not have been as accurate.

Stupid.


Comments

  1. On June 4, 2018 at 9:32 pm, Bill Buppert said:

    I’ll bet it was actually an AK-M or AK-S…

  2. On June 4, 2018 at 9:34 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Bill,

    Yea, I didn’t know so I went with the article title. But you’re probably right.

  3. On June 5, 2018 at 12:30 am, Joshua Smith said:

    Reddit is full of self-loathing, teenage, neckbearded incels. Ignore them.

    Otherwise, Memphis sort of redeems itself based solely on its BBQ. Central BBQ in East Memphis serve the best dry rub ribs I have ever tasted.

  4. On June 5, 2018 at 4:48 am, Pat Hines said:

    They don’t call it Memphrica for no reason.

  5. On June 5, 2018 at 7:47 pm, Steve said:

    “… in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane, close to Overton High School.”

    Really? Some jerk thought it was important to say it was close to a school? Why not mention which rib joints it was close to?

  6. On June 6, 2018 at 4:51 am, Joshua Smith said:

    @Steve You could actually triangulate with the answer to that last question. I bet you would get a pretty accurate location estimate in Memphis.

  7. On June 6, 2018 at 8:20 am, moe mensale said:

    “Local 24 News learned the two men later died from their injuries. The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane, close to Overton High School.”

    You understand that Moms Demand, et al, will claim this as a “school related deadly shooting.” Because that’s what they do.

  8. On June 6, 2018 at 9:36 pm, Michael Donato said:

    I live in the Memphis area and you are a smart man. As far as the ribs—fedx delivers world wide. Think of Memphis as trying very hard to be the Camden, NJ of the South. Birmingham and NO may have a head start but these people are determined and just stupid and crooked enough to pull it off.

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