Homeowner Shoots 4 Thieves With AK-47, Kills 2

Last week, a 61-year-old Florida homeowner in Summerfield used his AR-15 assault rifle to neutralize intruders and save his own life after being shot by one of the criminals. The violent incident happened around 8:20 pm on July 17, 2019, a Wednesday evening.

The Marion County homeowner, who is remaining anonymous according to the Sheriff’s Office, said that a man he recognized from a previous Craigslist deal approached his house saying he needed help with car trouble. The man peered through a back sliding-glass door and the homeowner told him, behind closed doors, that he couldn’t help because he had a physical disability.


The man seeking auto assistance left. The homeowner went to sleep but was awakened later by a loud noise. He grabbed his AR-15 assault rifle and prepared to defend himself and his home.

The armed homeowner saw a figure wearing a Jason (the title character of a slasher horror film) hockey mask inside the home. He and the intruders exchanged gunfire. The homeowner reported that he shot at the masked man and at a second person who was heading toward him.

Deputies arrived in response to a report of shots fired after receiving a call at 8:21 pm. They discovered the bleeding body of one of the armed intruders outside the home, with a shotgun lying nearby.

Inside the home, the deputies found another armed intruder killed by the homeowner, the thug wearing the Jason mask, who was dressed in a black shirt and gloves. There was a pistol beside his head.

The homeowner was rescued from his bedroom where his stomach was bleeding from a gunshot wound. He had laid his AR-15 on his legs when law enforcement officials found him.

Keith Jackson, Jr. (21) was dead by the time the deputies arrived on the scene. He was wearing the Jason mask. The homeowner identified Jackson as the intruder who shot him.

Nigel Doyle (22) was injured after being shot with the homeowner’s rifle. It was Doyle who was shot outside the home. Doyle and the homeowner and were taken to the hospital, where the second intruder died.

Law enforcement officials searched the 20-acre residential property and found two more suspected robbers, Robert John Hamilton (19) and Seth Adam Rodriquez (22), who were hiding in tall grass and sweating in the Florida heat and humidity – not to mention from nerves. Both men were arrested.

Rodriguez told police the four men conspired to steal marijuana and guns from the targeted home.

Hamilton was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm. Rodriguez stands accused of murder and home invasion robbery with a firearm. Both miscreants were being held in the Marion County Jail without bond.

The injured homeowner who was hospitalized was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon with injuries that are reportedly not life-threatening.

Detectives involved in the case say there are no charges against him because, in Florida, responsible gun ownership is legal.

A similar incident of effective home protection through deadly force happened in Sunrise, another Florida city, on December 2, 2016. Warren Darlow saw an unfamiliar car pull into his driveway and saw men he didn’t know get out of the car and walk toward his home.

Darlow loaded a shotgun and called 911. While on the phone, the suspects shattered a glass door and broke in. Darlow told the emergency services dispatcher:

“They’re in my house right now.”

Fearing for his life, the homeowner fired his shotgun three times. The second and third shots struck an intruder.

“I killed one, I think,” Darlow reported to the dispatcher. Saying he didn’t know how many others were inside his house, Darlow asked the dispatcher “to tell the cops to hurry.”

The injured perpetrator was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Two other suspects, Jose Coleman (26) and Curtis Jefferies (23), were positively identified by Darlow as participants in his home invasion and arrested. Both were charged with homicide-willful kill-murder while engaged in certain felony and burglary-dwelling structure or conveyance armed.

Darlow was not charged for killing the intruder.

Both of the homeowners in these cases would undoubtedly be dead if they hadn’t protected their “castles” with deadly force against deadly force.

These two homeowners survived home invasions thanks to Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Thank you, Lady Liberty!

55 Comments on this post.
  • Jerry king Weston
    20 July 2019 at 10:24 am
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    how come Pelosi was not brought before the Ethics committee for violating house rules by not having her comments checked by the Parliamentarian before expressing them. She also commented against the President in chambers, a clear violation. So what kind of punishment is metted out to her or does she do what she wants? Perhaps a heavy fine?

  • David
    20 July 2019 at 10:45 am
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    Was it an AK-47, or an AR-15. In either case they are NOT assault weapons……

  • David J Bastian
    20 July 2019 at 11:10 am
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  • Maureen
    20 July 2019 at 11:14 am
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    These news stories should be broadcast on TV. The owners had every right to defend themselves and maybe if any of these thugs catch wind of this happening more often they would think twice about home invasions…just a thought!!!

  • Ron jr
    20 July 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Finally a happy ending for two responsible armed homeowners. I Michigan you can’t defend your home or your life or your belongings. The criminals own the courts. A homeowner is charged for defending himself.

  • Goldie cross
    20 July 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Did anyone proofread this story before you printed it? The headline says “Homeowner Shoots 4 Thieves With AK-47, Kills 2” when in fact the homeowner had an AR-15, not an AK-47, shot and killed two of them and there were two more hiding in the tall grass outside the home. Furthermore, you refer to the AR-15 as an “assault rifle” and itʻs no such thing. How do you expect anyone to consider this a credible story with all the misinformation and errors in it? I wanted to share the story on Facebook because I support the 2nd Amendment and right to defend my home but I can not do so in good conscience because of all the errors in the story.

  • Richard Cousins
    20 July 2019 at 11:27 am
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    love good stories like this !

  • Benny
    20 July 2019 at 11:32 am
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  • Richard Cousins
    20 July 2019 at 11:33 am
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    AK-47 or AR-15 ?

  • James Crump
    20 July 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    Thank God someone had the smarts to come up and pass the castle doctrine law for your home and car. Now the home owner has more rights than the evil crooks use to have.

  • et
    20 July 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    This was an inspiring story of self defence. Why did you call the AR-15 an “Assault Rifle”? It was clearly a self defence rifle in this case, The invades were using assault pistols and shot guns!

  • russell d remmert
    20 July 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    good wish he had terminated all four

  • russell d remmert
    20 July 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    good for the home owner

    • Pamela
      14 August 2019 at 1:10 pm
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      This is what is going to happen all over the country if our guns are taken away….The only ones with guns will be the Criminals, this country will be controlled by this bunch…Is this what you Dim Dems want…..Common sense have left this planet….Time for everyone to arm themselves, we are already at war with these animals……

  • Sam Oliva
    20 July 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    Without exception: Every POS child is born to and raised by a POS mother.
    Congratulations to the homeowners! Thanks for killing these POS children and making our streets safer.

  • Sam Oliva
    20 July 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    It is aptly called the CRIMINAL Justice System.

  • Betty Jay
    20 July 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Thank goodness the victims had guns to protect themselves. Evidently, the liberals want to take our protection away from us. To me, that would be murder. Those attackers deserve what they got.

    • Eileen Ross
      23 July 2019 at 5:39 pm
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      Doesn’t that just convince us further that these insane liberal “lawmakers” want population control?

  • Johnnie McHan
    20 July 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    johnniemchan@yahoo.com. Whether or not America remains the greatest nation on earth…the 2nd Amendment is totally necessary as now we have openly treasonous elected reps trying to change our freedoms! I would shoot first and let the chips fall where they lay! We must stand up and support our President always!

    • bruce dimowski
      10 August 2019 at 4:44 pm
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      Yes !
      Give Everyonec1 hand gun and 1csemi auto rifle.
      It wouldn’t take long to erase 90% of the scum in this country and I’m including politicians lawyers and billionaires in that group along with feminazis any abortion doctor etc etc
      If you give everyone a handgun a rifle and a shitload of ammo a few good people would die but mostly bad people would die and Civility and respect would return to this country in one week

  • Jim S.
    20 July 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    It’s like you have to ask permission to defend yourself anymore. Oh. And by the way. Again. It is NOT a assault weapon. It’s a AR-15 RIFLE.

  • Gary
    20 July 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    You need to clarify the weapon. One moment its a ar-15 and the next its a ak-47!! If you don’t know the difference look them up before you write a report that makes you look like a complete fool

    • Tyrell Vance
      21 July 2019 at 5:53 pm
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      tbvancepdx – AR-15 assault rifle – who wrote this error filled article! The criticism is right on.

  • James Andrews
    20 July 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    Good job!

  • Dan
    20 July 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    This article illustrates two excellent reasons for second amendment rights. It describes the first man’s weapon as an assault rifle. The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. The “A” in AR stands for Armalite which is the company that invented the rifle in the 1950s, hence AR (Armalite Rifle). However, the title of the article refers to an AK-47 which is an assault weapon.

    20 July 2019 at 2:45 pm
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  • Desert Fox
    20 July 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    This is why I am for Gun Control–EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE–remember if you feel threatened, shoot first. It is a legal defense.

  • Michael
    20 July 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Why do you dumb ass reporter’s insist on calling the AR-15 an ASSUALT RIFLE? It isn’t an assault rifle, there is no such thing as an assault rifle, this is just a name the LOONY LEFT has put on it because it looks “SCARY”!!

    As for the home owner, well done sir, this is why we have the right to have our guns–to keep and bear!!!

  • Robert Nettles
    20 July 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    If someone broke into my home the police would have to carry them out ether in a stretcher or a body bag. I have the right to defend my home and I would use that law to the best of my ability.

  • Tommy GUnn
    20 July 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    In my city it wouldn’t matter if your home was invaded by Attila and 100 Huns. If you even shot at them, you could be charged with any number of “gun crimes”. You are required to “retreat to a safe haven” and call 911 for help…by which time it often can mean only sending the coroner to retrieve the victims. The bad guys can steal or destroy, including family heirlooms, what it may have taken a lifetime to earn, but the liberals here keep telling us that human lives are more important than mere property.

  • Dana Dippel
    20 July 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    This is more proof that the need for keeping a weapon for your safety is a requirement. DS is trying to do away with the 2nd Amendment in order to control us.

  • Czerny
    20 July 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    Come the revolution, most New Yorkers will be defenseless when the beasts come out of the ghettos to loot and rob. I’ll be barring my doors against those liberal friends and neighbors who wanted gun control.

  • Noe
    20 July 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    An AR-15 , is once again, NOT AN assault rifle. It is a rifle that is SEMI-Automatic. It is not an AUTOMATIC rifle. M-16 is an automatic rifle. Seems like

  • John
    20 July 2019 at 5:57 pm
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  • John
    20 July 2019 at 6:02 pm
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  • joseph Stelly sr.
    20 July 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Let thy will be done on Earth,as is done in _Heaven

  • Incredible Hulk
    20 July 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    I prefer gamma rays but AR15 will do to!

  • John Clark
    20 July 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    Need to change the AK-47 listed in the heading to AR-15 like listed in the article. Also it’s not an assault rifle because those are able to do full auto fire.

  • Janet Miller
    20 July 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Never give up your gun rights.

  • NavVet
    20 July 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    I am glad to see at least 1 state supports the second amendment. In Ma. if you shoot even in self defense and the perp falls out side your house you get charged wit assault with a deadly weapon. If they die you get charged with murder.

  • B.A. Briggs
    21 July 2019 at 12:37 am
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    WITH 2 LESS CRIMINALS ON US-SOIL, WE-THE-SOVEREIGN AMERICAN-PATRIOTS ARE THANKFUL OF THIS HOMEOWNER FOR THIS UNCALLED-FOR SERVICE TO GOD, TO OUR NATION & TO HIS COMMUNITY, & HIS FAMILY & LOVE-ONES!!! Although his ennobling-deeds would likely be loudly-demonized-nationwide as two more violent-consequences of America’s Constitution that they heinously-deplore unless they themselves are/were the obviously-intended-victims-of-armed-malefactors, We-The-Sovereign-American-Patriots once more reiterate the fact that, on personal level, our 2A-RKBA is our most effective insurance-policies against threats/risks to our Life, Liberty & our Pursuance of Happiness.

  • B.A. Briggs
    21 July 2019 at 12:52 am
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    Although his ennobling-deeds would likely be loudly-demonized-nationwide as two more violent-consequences of America’s Constitution that they heinously-deplore unless they themselves are/were the obviously-intended-victims-of-armed-malefactors, We-The-Sovereign-American-Patriots once more reiterate the fact that, on personal level, our 2A-RKBA is our most effective insurance-policies against threats/risks to our Life, Liberty & our Pursuance of Happiness.

  • Gail Arneman
    21 July 2019 at 3:56 am
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    These people who were shot had known the law and put themselves in the line of fire, so they get no sympathy or defense from me. The potential victims were right in protecting themselves. I wish I could give them my congratulations in person for defending themselves well. I’m sure it gives them no real satisfaction to have done this. But they’re alive and safe.

  • Kent
    21 July 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Excellent result for the bad guys, wish that the homeowner had not gotten nailed in the ruckus, but the shooter got what he deserved and the taxpayers will not have to support the scum in prison.. oh by the way… an AR15 is NOT an assault rifle except in leftist’s tiny minds..

  • Michael
    21 July 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    In TX this is fairly common to kill burglars or intruders on your property. It’s the only way to get rid of losers. They never seem to learn. Make it too costly to commit crime, and criminals move on.
    If they get arrested, they post bail, get out and do more crimes. Insane!

  • Rob
    24 July 2019 at 8:25 am
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    When someone has the audacity, to go to someone else’s home and break in, they’ve crossed a line! You must be able to live fearlessly in your home, and criminals must have a deterrent!
    Imagine an old man, a young lady with kids, an elderly woman, asleep in their beds, locked inside their safe-haven, and society’s trash, breaks that safety-barrier, the patter of little feet, running through the home that they feel secure in, now in danger of being raped, murdered, and just by the incident, already traumatized! Americans can never, lose the right to have a chance, the ability to meet deadly force, with deadly force! Having a gun doesn’t guarantee a homeowner, a safe ending, to a senseless tragedy, but it gives them a fighting chance, that homeowner can protect their children, they have a chance, but they still have to fight, they have to face deadly attackers with no regard for human life, no regard for laws, nor societal rules! We must not give an inch, we have been forced to sit, and watch, our fellow Americans turn on us, we have sat and watched career politicians, legislate the ability to murder an innocent, helpless infant! We have been forced to sit and watch our fellow Americans prefer foreign criminals over us! We have been forced to sit, and watch, foreign criminals barge into our Country, take a deep breath, exhale, and say to themselves, I’m in, I am going to reek havoc, on these fools! We have been forced to sit, and watch, our paychecks get smaller, so people that choose not to earn their way through life, can have the same things that we work, to have! The 30 years or more of getting up before the sun, sometimes shivering with a fever, menstral-pain, stomach problems, back pain, hip pain, through snow, ice, rain, thunder, lightning, to push through so we don’t miss a single dollar, and it not be enough! The DNC is a Criminal Organization, a Treasonous, Traitorous, anti-Constitutional, Organization, even though each elected official, swore an Oath, to abide by, and defend, that Constitution! PEOPLE, WE HAD BETTER FIGHT, OR WE WILL DIE!

  • Rob
    24 July 2019 at 9:06 am
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    In America, many of us were born in the mid 50’s early 60’s mid 70’s and we were raised by parents who worked hard to feed us, clothe us, to have a roof over our heads, and did it the legal way, they earned it. Many of us were taught to appreciate the freedom we have to speak our minds, to complain, to argue our point! Many of us had parents who not only believed, in God, but totally depended on God, praises the name of God, and His only begotten Son, Jesus, who died on the cross, as a means to give all people, who aren’t capable of living a sin-free life, an opportunity to have eternal-life! Jesus rose from the dead, on the third-day, conquering sin, and death!
    Through Jesus, is the only way to get to Heaven, and escape an eternity of agony! Many of us had parents who taught us that honesty, and integrity, was most important, our reputation was vital to a productive, law abiding life! May of us were taught to have pride, because our Forefathers, paved the way for us to have the freedom, and the ability to function in a society with like minded, Law-abiding people! We appreciated those who were killed violently, so that outsiders could not come in to our Country and make us live under their rules! We pledged allegiance to our Flag, as a symbol of honor, dedication, bravery, and unity! We fought side by side with fellow Americans, even if we didn’t quite agree with what we were fighting for, we were there for our fellow Countrymen, and women, so they weren’t alone, to watch their backs, to do everything possible, to make sure they came home!
    Being able to trust your fellow Countrymen, and women, when times get tough, when we must sit back to back! If we lose this pride, this trust, this love, for one another, we made those who sacrificed their lives for us,nothing! What we end up with, Chaos, poverty, violence, consciousness gone, animalistic, fighting each other for crumbs, while our dictators live like kings!

  • Rob
    24 July 2019 at 9:25 am
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    What we are witnessing today is the fall of our values, our principles, our honesty, and integrity, our moral-compass! Somehow we made a mistake, we allowed Communism to grow, through our professors who we trusted to teach our children the lessons we learned, our young minds developing absorbing every word that liar, that traitor, tells them!
    Somehow we allowed a Domestic-Terrorist who in the 60’s and 70’s blew up buildings in protest of the Vietnam War, rewrite our children’s educational curriculum! We have allowed American City’s to become cesspools for Communists to dwell
    and we are seeing the results! Outsiders slithering in to change our lifestyle, our laws, our rules! I we don’t SAY ENOUGH we will live to rue the days we failed to act!

  • Karen Rivers
    24 July 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    stand you ground

  • Dusty
    25 July 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    WHY? Why was this not on the major news media. We get so much crime daily now in Atlanta area shootings of children, pregnant women killed and then this man defends himself and his home. they would have killed him. WHY?

  • Rich
    30 July 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    I saw a sign on a dudes house in NC, it said “I DON’T CALL 911”, I love it!

  • George
    19 August 2019 at 7:09 pm
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  • Earl
    21 August 2019 at 2:04 am
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    The “Squat Squad,” may not be the official leaders of the DumbocRATic Party, but someone failed to tell them. It is up to the Party to put them in their place. After all they ARE the public image that is being projected as such and the Republicans thank them for their help.

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