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| October 2, 2019

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Texas man allegedly guns down home invader, goes back to bed

Police say a Texas man shot and killed a suspected burglar then went back to sleep without calling authorities, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

James Michael Meyer told police he woke up at 5 a.m. on Thursday when he heard a noise outside.

He says he saw someone trying to break into his storage so he grabbed his handgun.

Meyer says he warned the man to leave but he didn’t.

He told police the suspected burglar took steps toward him that’s when he fired two shots.

Meyer claims he didn’t know he hit someone so he went back to sleep.

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Bravo Zulu to Mrs. Meyer, who seems to be the only one who had it together. Read the article at 6

Friday shooting victim was shot in self-defense, Montgomery police say

Melissa Brown
Montgomery police believe a man fatally shot Friday evening was shot in self-defense after he opened fire on another man during a fight.

Montgomery police on Monday announced they were conducting a death investigation into the Sept. 27 shooting, rather than a homicide investigation. They have not identified the deceased.

“The circumstances surrounding the shooting initially were unknown,” MPD Capt. Regina Duckett said in a release. “Further investigation indicates that the deceased subject fired shots at an adult male during a verbal altercation. That adult male returned fire in self-defense, fatally striking the deceased. The adult male involved in the verbal altercation was not injured.”

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The entire article is here at The Montgomery

UPDATE Man shot and killed after altercation in Preston County

By WDTV News Staff
“There was an altercation along the Woolen Mill Road at a residence in Albright,” said Chief Deputy Pritt with the Preston County Sheriff’s Office.On Friday night, a house along Woolen Mill Road road was a crime scene after a fight broke out between two family members.

“As a result of the altercation Mr. William French was apparently shot and as a result of being shot died from his injuries,” said Pritt.

Chief Deputy Pritt says when deputies arrived on scene 43-year-old William French had been shot by a younger man. Other relatives watching close by.

“There were just two people primarily involved and there were others present.”

Pritt says no arrests have been made or charges filed. This is because of the initial indication of the motive gathered at the scene.

“This may have been an act of self defense on the part of the person who shot Mr. French.”

According to the report, the shooter did have some injuries and no one else was hurt.

“Domestic calls themselves are a fairly frequent thing, but typically they don’t escalate to this point.”

It is unclear at this time what kind of gun was used or where on the body the victim was shot.

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Mid-Week Trifecta, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, and WW, of course. Three slabbed and tagged, and that’s that.

Except for Chicago, the town with all the strict gun laws. There the score was 19 shot, 2 fatally in weekend violence.
Sweet Home Chiraq.

Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people. — Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

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Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

Love that Texas story. Shot a man, went back to bed.
Good shooting, Mr Meyer. No further range time needed.
At 5am, it’s still dark, and I’m ready to go back to bed. Wake me at 5am, I’m grumpy.
Is there a law that says one must call or notify the po-po immediately after a self defense shooting? I’d like to see that statute. I think Mr Meyer handled the situation well. Take care of the immediate threat, then go back to bed.


I did a quick search of the Texas laws online and could not find a ‘duty to report’ a death or shooting for an average citizen
that question should be addressed to your local DA’s office or a criminal defense attorney.

Failure to report a defense shooting could leave you in some very, very iffy standing should the family of the Didndonuffin decides to sue. And some DAs might not accept that it was a defensive shooting.

I like the advice of Sheriff Jim Wilson – if the other guy so much as sees your gun, and even more if you pull it and even more if you fire it – call the police and report it. That way you get your account in to them first.

Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

“That way you get your account in to them first.”
Sound advice.
Except if you follow as many of The Four Esses as possible:
Shut up

Then no report to the police needs to be made, as no one will know that the perp was ever at your house.


Publishing the “four esses” counts as a violation of #4.




Texas Penal Code Sec. 38.171. FAILURE TO REPORT FELONY. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) observes the commission of a felony under circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that an offense had been committed in which serious bodily injury or death may have resulted; and

(2) fails to immediately report the commission of the offense to a peace officer or law enforcement agency under circumstances in which:

(A) a reasonable person would believe that the commission of the offense had not been reported; and

(B) the person could immediately report the commission of the offense without placing himself or herself in danger of suffering serious bodily injury or death.

(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.


There you go. Thanks gitarcarver. I had the feeling that there was a legal requirement in there somewhere.

I just didn’t want to spend time digging through the penal codes today.


Greybeard, You’re welcome. Frankly, I didn’t want to spend time on the penal codes either, but you raised a valid point. While that point was about Texas and the law there, your point made me look for the same or similar law where I live. It is always good to know the laws in ones state and your question / point drove me to search. So thanks for that. There is so much more to this story and none of it makes sense. I have no problem with the man shooting the would be thief if as the man says, the thief was advancing toward him with a pickaxe in his hands. But Meyer says that when he brandished the gun, the man dropped the pickaxe and started running away. It was then that Meyer shot him. Without a fear of danger and the imminent crime to property, Meyer does not appear to have the legal ground to have fired his weapon. (Even though we may all agree that he should have those grounds.) There is also curious issue of the shell casings. Meyer did not fire and then head back to bed. He first picked up the casings and threw them away. As there is some confusion as to number of shots fired (witness claim they heard more than what Meyer said he fired) one has to wonder why police the brass? Also, it just seems odd to me that an elderly man hears a noise, grabs a gun,… Read more »


“The poor man was so exhausted from his labors the previous day, and the trauma of having to defend himself, that he simply could no longer remain awake, and prudently sought the shelter and safety of bed. Restored, he notified the authorities. ”
– imaginary litigation trickster

Somehow. I think a Grand Jury of Texans may “no true bill” this one. Just a hunch.

5th/77th FA

A trifecta of DRTs and of home defense implements. Please excuse my involuntary vascular reaction.

Tench Coxe for SCOTUS!


With apologies to DeForest Kelley: “He’s dead, Jim.” (smile)


Reference the first story. Mr. Meyer was charged with murder.

“One man’s shot in the dark last week turned into a fatal situation. James Michael Meyer, a 72-year-old man from Dallas, Texas, has been charged with murder after authorities said he fatally shot a suspected robber at his home and headed back to bed before reporting the incident two hours later.”


You get to a certain point where the words, “life sentence” isn’t much of a deterrent.

I believe Mr. Meyer has reached that point. Zero fucks left to give.


Priorities. Bad guy will still be dead when the sun’s up, but wasted sleep time sucks. Period. (He’s retired, dang it, and doesn’t have to put up with crap any more… )


Don’t mess with old folks, they just shoot you (and go back to sleep). It’s always a bad idea to mess with cranky old folks that are fresh out of F**Ks to give. 🙂


A good lawyer will play on the “I didn’t think I hit anyone” statement, and have a good chance that a Texas jury will buy it.

DA may be fishing for a plea bargan to make an example of him, but…


It does play as “callous” .

But many Texans just do not see things the same way as folks elsewhere. A jury of his peers may just say “meh”.

An acquaintance involved in post-incarceration enforcement in a big, crappy city told me that the main reason the prosecutors drop/plea-deal weapons charges is that the jury pool available in the city will -never- vote to convict street-level hoodlums on weapons possession. It is kind of an anti-jim-crow attitude of “That aint crime. Thats good sense”.



Given that the Montgomery death was due to a gunshot, seems it would have to be a homicide as the death was caused by a person. Could be unintentional, accidental, self-defense, whatever, but sure as hell was not natural causes… methinks the Chief better chat with the DA about what ‘homicide’ means.


You are correct. Homicide by definition is the killing of a person by the acts of another person. A homicide may be completely lawful.

Wilted Willy

Oh how I love the smell of a FGS Trifecta in the morning!!
Nice shooting folks!