Police: Homeowner’s Son Justified in Killing Armed Intruder

Ray Mesek registers a pistol at a gun buyback event at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division on December 22, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The buyback program, the largest in the city's history, will offer up to $200 value for a working handgun, $75 for a rifle and a …
Spencer Platt/Getty

Police in Covington, Kentucky, said a homeowner’s son was justified in killing one of three armed intruders who entered his family’s home Tuesday.

River City News reports that the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Three armed suspects entered the home and confronted 54-year-old Floyd Gillie Sr. and his wife, 48-year-old Darlene Gillie. Police indicated that the suspects “demanded to know the whereabouts of someone else who had not lived at the residence in a number of years.”

Twenty-four-year-old Floyd Gillie Jr. heard the commotion and grabbed his gun. Police believe one of the intruders, 43-year-old Joshua Kersey, then approached Floyd Jr.’s bedroom and was shot.

All three suspects ran out of the house after Floyd Jr. opened fire, but Kersey collapsed outside and succumbed to his wounds.

The Conservative Review reports that Kenton County Commonwealth attorney Rob Sanders pointed to Kentucky’s Castle Doctrine and noted that Floyd Jr. will face no charges for killing Kersey.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted about the incident, warning home intruders to think twice before messing with Kentucky residents:

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

  1. Bill Clinton Jokes About Being First Lady as He and Hillary Cast Their Votes
  2. CNN, MSNBC Press Trump’s Sons on Agreeing to Concede Election
  3. Hyper-Accurate Election Model Still Predicts a Donald Trump Victory
  4. Donald Trump Takes Tiny Vote Lead in Early New Hampshire Towns
  5. Gun Control on the Ballot in Four States
  6. Donald Trump Votes in New York City
  7. Topless Women Protest Donald Trump at His NYC Polling Place
  8. Julian Assange: American Public ‘Real Victor’ of Wikileaks’ Clinton Releases
  9. Nate Silver: Polling Error Could Be ‘Higher Than Usual’ Thanks to Late-Breaking Undecideds
  10. Mike Pence Rides Bicycle Before Heading to Polling Place
  11. Utah: Voting Machine Problems Could Force 52,000 to Use Paper Ballots
  12. Frank Luntz: Trump Could Win Michigan — Working-Class Turnout ‘Much Higher than Expected’
  13. First Exit Poll: Twice as Many Voters in 2016 Want ‘Strong Leader’ as President
  14. Officials: PA Voting Machines Incorrectly Registered Straight Republican Votes
  15. Florida: Two Poll Watchers Fired at Broward County Voting Station
  16. Only Correct Public Brexit Poll Predicts Trump Victory
  17. Nevada: Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit Alleging ‘Anomalies’ in Early Voting
  18. Barack Obama Calls Radio Stations to Boost Clinton Turnout in FL, MI, PA
  19. Rush Limbaugh: ‘George W. Bush, Laura Bush Voted for Hillary Clinton Today’
  20. Philadelphia: Multiple Reports of Voter Fraud Hit Social Media
  21. North Carolina: Voting Machines Incorrectly Say Dozens Already Cast Ballots
  22. Latino Vote Up in Florida and Nevada
  23. WATCH: Elderly PA Woman Shocks CNN Anchor Asking if She’s ‘Excited for the First Female President’
  24. EXCLUSIVE — Lara Trump: ‘Whatever Happens, We will Be Together as a Family’
  25. Reuters/Ipsos Exit Poll: 3 in 4 Think Economy ‘Rigged’ for ‘Rich and Powerful,’ Want ‘Strong Leader’
  26. NY Daily News: Madonna Won’t Honor Promise to Fellate Hillary Voter
  27. Record Voter Turnout Expected in Michigan
  28. Colorado Voting Computers Crash, Frustrating Voters
  29. Exit Polls: Americans Deeply Divided After Eight Years of Obama
  30. CNN Fact Checkers Rush to Correct Trump Typo
  31. Exclusive — Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly: Call PA GOP Hotline for Any Concerns About Ballots
  32. Tim Scott Elected to First Full Senate Term
  33. Ohio Republican Rob Portman Wins Re-Election to Senate Seat
  34. Marco Rubio Wins Re-Election to Florida Senate Seat
  35. Republican Todd Young Defeats Evan Bayh in Indiana Senate Race
  36. Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unseats Illinois Senator Mark Kirk
  37. Republicans to Retain Control of House of Representatives
  38. Clinton Campaign Releases Katy Perry to Rally the Troops at Victory Party
  39. NBC: Hillary Clinton Wins Colorado
  40. The New York Times Election Tracker Takes a Roller-Coaster Ride
  41. Donald Trump Projected to Win Iowa
  42. Republican Hindu Coalition: We Swung 25,000 Indian-American Votes
  43. Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey Wins Re-Election, Ensuring Republican Senate Majority
  44. AP: Donald Trumps Wins White House in Astonishing Victory

COMMENTS

Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.