Burglar shot while fleeing from home in stolen vehicle

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  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Burglar shot while fleeing from home in stolen vehicle

    Reported by: Brian Pryor
    Email: brpyor@koin.com

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    INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (KOIN) -- Polk County Sheriff's Deputies found a man dead Sunday morning on Halls Ferry Road outside of independence, Oregon after they say he burglarized at least two homes Saturday evening.

    In a press release sent to KOIN 6 News, detectives say that 19 year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem was going to visit family who lived on the farm when he entered and burglarized a home on Independence Highway.

    Deputies say Mendoza took several items and fled from the home on foot. He returned to the farm and placed the stolen items behind a barn. They say he then stole a pickup truck belonging to the farm and returned to the home he burglarized stealing more items and a shotgun and AR-15 rifle.

    Det. Williams with the Polk County Sheriff's Department tells KOIN 6 News that they believe a piece of the shotgun was caught in the trigger area of the AR-15. While crossing the field the truck hit a bump causing the weapon to fire once striking and killing Mendoza.

    Farm workers found the truck and Mendoza Sunday morning with the engine still running and the truck in drive.

    Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe added that they would be reviewing the evidence to determine if anyone assisted Mendoza with the Burglary.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I wonder if anyone assisted the shotgun. More power to whoever, if so. (How any part of a shotgun could get inside a trigger guard on an AR, I cannot see.)
     
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Stranger things have happened.... but this is Just Deserts... and Gods Justice, for this "Poor lost soul".... Karma is a B****h, isn't it.... Especially when it turns around, and bites you in the A**..... .....
     
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  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    [ditto]
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    It was his time....for sure ...LOL
     
  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    If assisted---smooth move. If not---just dumb luck.
     
  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Karma, Don't ya just love it !
     
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  8. scrapman21009

    scrapman21009 Chupacabra Hunter

    I can see the Dems spin on this now "Evil AR-15 kills man by itself"
     
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  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    I love it when a crook's plan falls apart.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Whole new bump fire technique. Lol


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