Indianapolis Homeowner Shot and Killed Home Invader With History of Violent Crimes

July 28 2013
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: indystar.com Archive: WebCite.org

mugJoshua Renick, 31, had a history of violent crime spanning multiple states. He was most recently released from prison in 2011 after serving his sentence.

Renick has been serving a sentence of 12 years for criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement and armed robbery. He was sent to prison in 2007, but was released after serving less than a third of the sentence.

Due to his history, it’s not very surprising to learn than Renick attempted a violent home invasion this past week in Indiana.

Fortunately, the homeowner in this case was armed, and did not hesitate to open fire on Renick when he invaded his home.

The homeowner shot Renick, called police, and directed them to where Renick had collapsed.

Renick was later declared dead at the scene.

According to the Indy Star,

“This is an active investigation; detectives are gathering information and examining evidence,” according to an IMPD news release later Wednesday. “Once they have all the facts, the information will be presented to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. At this time detectives do believe this was a home invasion.”

Police will continue to investigate the shooting, but all signs point to a legitimate defensive gun use at this time.

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