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Sheriff: Men beat man with bat but call police when he fires gun

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    COOS BAY, Ore. - Two homeless men who attacked a man with a baseball bat called police after the victim fired two rounds from a shotgun into the air, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

    Law enforcement responded to a Stock Slough Lane home just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired.

    The sheriff said two transients - Joseph E. Killingsworth, 27, and Johnny R. Moore, 25 - reported being shot at with a shotgun.

    The men had gone to a home on Stock Sough Lane with several aggressive dogs and a baseball bat and attacked a 23-year-old Coos Bay man, the sheriff said.

    The two transients believed the man had reported them to the Bureau of Land Management as trespassers, the sheriff said.

    Killingsworth and Moore took turns hitting the victim with the bat, causing extensive head, face and back injuries, the sheriff's office said.

    In an attempt to escape after the attack, the victim grabbed a shotgun from his home and fired two rounds into the air, the sheriff said.

    The two suspects fled to a nearby residence and called police to report that they had been shot at.

    Law enforcement arrested Killingsworth and Moore and jailed them on charges of Assault II.

    The victim was taken to Bay Area Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Score one for that big dumba** Biden

    Course it would have been better had he just pointed the shotgun at them prior to getting his brains half beat out
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  3. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Bullies always turn into cowards when confronted
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  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Isn't this an almost perfect example of how a firearm is the equalizer? How can people not understand if you ban firearms, which put everyone on the same playing field, then the strongest person with the biggest stick wins the fight.

    Nice that the idiots were jailed for assault though!
  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Samuel Colt made men equal, not Hillerich & Bradsby.
    (look it up!)
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Should have jailed them on attempted murder.

    I don't imagine he fired into the air, I imagine he just fired, I'm not sure I could hit anything after taking a few whacks to the noggin with a bat without collecting myself first.
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Why would he fire into the air?
    I would have point in their direction and emptied the tube!

    They should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder
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  8. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    I also would have had it pointed in their direction!
  9. jvp

    jvp oregon Member

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    it appears to me there is more to the story and that is why there wasn't attempted murder charges. they had to have some connection to each other for them to suspect him of turning them in and who would let 2 vagrants use their phone to call police. the more i type the more questions that answers i am having.
  10. Vaultman

    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hard to conceal a shotgun, or OC for that matter. To bad he wasn't packing, it could have stopped it before it got that bad.
    If someone is attacked with a baseball bat, I would venture to believe they feared for their life, and can certainly defend themselves accordingly.