An Alabama homeowner was recently shocked to find two armed thugs breaking in during the late hours of the night. Fortunately, this fed-up homeowner was prepared to deliver a dose of brutal, instant justice, and rightfully so.
Local news source WALB reports that the incident took place on Monday, June 26, 2017, at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Montgomery, Alabama. According to police, 28-year-old Brandon Robinson, a.k.a “Slick Bee,” and his partner in crime, 22-year-old Jamaris Mitchell, attempted an armed home invasion of a residence in the 3700 block of Oak Shadow Lane. As they came face to face with an armed homeowner, Robinson and Mitchell were about to get one final lesson from the school of hard knocks.
According to local news source KCTV5, a shootout took place between the two thugs and the homeowner as they forcibly entered the property. Although the odds were stacked against the homeowner, the two thugs quickly found themselves in a world of trouble. Montgomery police say that Robinson was shot multiple times before he and Mitchell fled the scene. However, Robinson only made it a short distance before collapsing to the ground.
Police reportedly found him laying in the street on the 3600 block of Horseshoe Circle, bleeding to death. Robinson was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Whatever it was that gave “Slick Bee” the idea that it was acceptable to victimize some random stranger for his own benefit, he was dead wrong about it and, also, not very “slick.”
Alabama’s 2006 Stand Your Ground Law says that a person is justified in using deadly physical force if they believe the other person is about to use unlawful deadly physical force; a burglar about use physical force; engaged in kidnapping, assault, robbery, or rape; unlawfully and forcefully entering a home or car; or attempting to remove a person against their will. This looks pretty cut and dry for the homeowner who shot Robinson dead.
Police did not locate Robinson’s accomplice that night. Mitchell remained at large until an anonymous tip led to his arrest on Thursday, July 13, 2017, according to a report by Crime Stoppers. U.S. Marshalls from the Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Mitchell who is now being charged with the murder of his partner in crime.
“If you are participating in a felony and someone is injured or killed in the participation of that felony, even if it’s one of your buddies or co-conspirators, you can be charged with that assault or death,” Martha Earnhardt, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery Department of Public Safety, explained on Friday. Mitchell is being held on a $150,000 bond.
Once again, the 2nd Amendment pulls its own weight. A homeowner in Montgomery, Alabama, is alive and well because of his decision to exercise his right to bear arms. It’s that simple. Prior to the home invasion, this homeowner probably never expected that he would be caught in a shootout within the confines of his own residence with two armed thugs. Dialing 911 on the night of June 26, 2017, would not have saved his life but having a firearm in his home did.
Week after week, many unarmed, law-abiding Americans become the victims of violent criminals in their own homes. Those innocent people would have stood a better chance of surviving a home invasion if they were prepared for it. There’s a reason a firearm is often called the great neutralizer.