Homeowner Shoots and Kills Home Invader Tattooed With Devil Horns and Armed With Baseball Bat

June 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: pharostribune.com Archive: WebCite.org

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A homeowner in Peru, Indiana had to use deadly force to defend himself and his home when an acquaintance forced his way into the victim’s home and threatened him with a baseball bat.

According to The Pharohs Tribune, the suspect, identified as 30 year old Donny L. Sturgill was owed a $200 debt over a phone bill by the victim, identified as Andrew Baldwin.

Sturgill texted Baldwin to tell him if the money was not paid he would show up at his home and violently beat whoever was there.

Baldwin became concerned for his well being because Sturgill was a convicted felon who served time over a 2001 incident in which he stabbed a man repeatedly. Sturgill was also a suspected member of a prison gang. Because of his knowledge of Sturgill’s past, Baldwin borrowed a 9mm handgun from an acquaintance.

Sturgill ultimately did show up at Baldwin’s home and smashed a window in order to force his way inside. Once inside, Sturgill threatened Baldwin with a baseball bat and a brief physical altercation ensued. Baldwin’s arm was broken by a single swing of the bat during the altercation.

Baldwin was able to fire two shots from the 9mm handgun and struck Sturgill twice, killing him.

After reviewing all of the evidence, authorities have already announced the shooting was a clean case of self defense.

This is the 38th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Indiana and the 1,190th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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