Live by the sword; die by the sword. This was not a guy who made good decisions. Homeowner killed wanted suspect ‘to protect myself, my family, a – WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee
The guy rammed police cruisers and lead cops on a high speed chase. They didn’t catch him. He was also wanted on 8 outstanding warrants for other infractions. Then he showed up in a neighborhood.
Hampton [the homeowner] said Sandlin [the dead guy] was in the area and was seen jumping on neighbor’s car hoods and trying to break into their cars. He even tried to break into Hampton’s truck.
“I said don’t do nothing else, walk away, don’t do nothing,” Hampton said. “He looked at me then he dived into the truck.”
Even after a few shots (warning or misses, it doesn’t say) he was still trying to bring a weapon to bear on the homeowner. At which point the homeowner fired 3 more shots.
Police say he was defending himself and his family.
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.