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| April 28, 2022

Stoeger P3000 Defense Shotgun


Just after 10 am Monday a male appeared at Martin Chevrolet in Cleveland and began waving a gun around telling employees to give him keys. Cleveland Police were called.

A Cleveland Police unit arrived on the scene as the suspect was getting into a vehicle. That officer ordered the suspect to stop which he refused and fled from Martin Chevrolet. A pursuit was initiated involving Cleveland officers.

DPS and Liberty County units then became involved as the vehicle traveled north on 59 to Goodrich, Texas at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The vehicle then u-turned and came back through Cleveland. He continued south on I-69 to a point just south of Loop 105 Bypass where he was spiked.

The vehicle then cut into the construction area almost hitting several construction workers. He continued north a short distance at a high rate of speed where he ran off the new pavement onto the dirt below causing him to crash. He then exited the vehicle with a gun in hand and fled east toward the northbound lanes of traffic.

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Link courtesy of our own Graybeard.

Video shows backyard shooting of intruder ruled self-defense
Despite protest from the decedent’s family, the prosecutor ruled the case “valid self defense.”

MINNEAPOLIS — It was a case that had a lot of people talking — a south Minneapolis homeowner and her son shot and killed a man in their backyard who tried getting into their home.

Surveillance video and police reports obtained by KARE 11 through a data request add context to what happened, and why the Hennepin County Attorney ultimately decided not to file charges in the case.

The shooting happened in February on a cold, 6-degree night in south Minneapolis in a neighborhood that had seen an increase in armed robberies.

After checking the locked gate, surveillance video outside the home shows Martin Lee Johnson hopping the fence.

A motion light turns on as Johnson approaches the house.
According to police reports, the homeowner, a 53-year-old woman, heard Johnson “wiggle the door handle” and his steps on the deck, so she told her 26-year-old son who lives with her, and grabbed her handgun as Johnson entered the family’s detached garage.

The homeowner opened the sliding door and fired warning shots in the air.

“Get the (expletive) out of my garage, now!” she screamed in between gunshots.

On the surveillance video, you can hear the homeowner’s son’s voice as he joins her in yelling at the intruder.

“Get the (expletive) out,” they both yell as Johnson walks out of the garage door.

Johnson appears to look toward the fence momentarily before walking toward the mother and son. The surveillance camera is positioned right above the sliding door where they stood, pointed right at Johnson.

“No, go the other way,” the woman yelled.
But instead of hopping back over the fence, Johnson walked toward them.

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I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights. — ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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A twofer Thursday.
Hope WW smiles some.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

A 6 degree night in Minneapolis?
Musta froze any intelligence that Johnson might’a had, straight outta his head (the one sitting on his shoulders). So he was only thinkin’ with his other Johnson, and it got him killed.
Gotta wonder, did the now ex-Mr Johnson leave behind any children that he might’a passed his stoopid gene onto? Hope not.
“…..fired warning shots into the air…”
Bad move. Wasted ammunition (expensive), and hopefully no one was underneath those boolits when they fell back to earth. (gravity is funny that way)

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Sounds like the Texas car thief was as highly fueled as the car he stole. But he ran out of his “fuel” first.

As I recall, he was also not carrying any type of identification. They were going to have to use DNA to try to identify him.
May have sold his driver’s license for drugs?


Deceased Cleveland perp has been identified as the former Kelvin Armstrong of South Carolina.


Da mistake on da lake or Detroit South… Robin Williams said it best:
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Not that Cleveland, of course.

Burn on, big river, burn on…
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Cleveland Indians were great until the white man
killed them….


No argument.
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Not to mention his son…
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Cleveland Texas is NE of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, East of Conroe Texas, on the highway between Houston and Lufkin.
It used to be a pretty nice town. But it’s too close to Harris County’s catch-and-release DA, with a lot of undocumented folks taking up space in the general area.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

sounds like a bad shoot, so I’m not going to comment on the johnson shooting.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I forgot to mention that Stoeger used to sell those mail order Stoeger .22 Lugers from Popular Science or Popular Mechanics magazines along with Chau Chat machine guns with a plug inside the front of the barrel.


A report of an active shooter Thursday morning at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was actually a “miscommunication” during a training exercise for active shooter situations, according to a base spokesperson.
Military police responded about 10 a.m. for a report of an active shooter near Lewis North, an area of the base northwest of Interstate 5 near American Lake. Police went to that area and found no evidence of an active shooter.
Base spokesperson Gary Dangerfield said someone had overhead “active shooter, active shooter,” while a unit was conducting training and called 911.
“Our military police were responding to a call and doing what they needed to do to secure the area and keep us all safe,” Dangerfield said.
Dangerfield apologized for the false alarm. JBLM was not put on an official lockdown, but the report caused some at the base to take cover.


Bruce Wong, 69, said his younger sister, who works as a special education teacher at JBLM, texted him at about 10:30 a.m., telling him she’d heard the whole base was locked down and that she was hiding under her desk.
“I started texting my family to make sure that they knew,” Wong said. “We had a whole set of text messages between our brothers and her: ‘stay under the desk, grab something just in case, barricade the door.’”


Spouse just got home from work (on main post) and first thing showed me the email and text that was sent out to everyone at the hospital.


“You can swing your fist in all directions as long as it stays an inch from my nose.” – Robert A. Heinlein
(Paraphrased from a quote in the Harvard Law Review (June 1919) from an article by Zechariah Chafee, Jr.)