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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2018 08:09 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/23/2018 08:09 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Homeowner Shoots Intruder in Tuolumne City

Tuolumne, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Office..."29-year-old Bryce Lawrence and 24-year-old Bryanna Ireland, illegally entered a rental home belonging to a elderly couple in Tuolumne City. The rental home is located next to the couple’s residence on Hodge Ave. The couple heard noises coming from their rental and walked over to investigate.





Lawrence was subsequently shot by the homeowner who feared for his safety and the safety of his wife after they found him inside the residence. Lawrence was transported by ambulance to AHS and later flown to a Modesto area hospital for medical treatment. Ireland was arrested and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail for Burglary.

Original Post:
On Tuesday night just before 11, our Communications Center started receiving 911 calls reporting a man had been shot inside a home on Hodge Ave in Tuolumne City.

Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and found a man who suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance for medical treatment.

Detectives are currently at the residence investigating the circumstances which led up to the shooting. We will continue to update this post once more information is available."


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 08:11:18   By: Anonymous
 
Good job homeowner.


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    Posted on: 2018-05-23 08:23:44   By: Anonymous
     
    This man and his wife were probably perfectly safe in their home. Instead of grabbing a gun and going to confront the suspect at the house next door he should have called the sheriff and waited for them to handle the break-in. Now the poor guy has shot someone and will probably be sued by a scumbag attorney the criminal hires.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-06 08:21:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Safe is like a light switch; on or off. You are either safe or unsafe. There is no "Probably" about it". If you don't want to get shot; Don't break into other peoples houses in the middle of the night. I guess based on my age I would meet your definition of an "OLD FART". But what do I know. I was raised by a mother who shot a man in the back and killed him after he jumped up off the top of her 9 year old sister. Not bad enough that she had to shoot his buddy moments before in the forehead to get him to let go of her throat. Terrible Grand Father to teach his daughter to shoot a hand gun a 10 years old and give her one on her 12th birthday. I guess he knew he would pass away from TB and leave my mother an orpan at 14 raising her little sister and brother.

      Put me on the jury and I will give the "Old Fart" a medal.

      Guy

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    Re: Bryce
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 15:57:57   By: Anonymous
     
    We have known this person since he was in elementary school and he has been a thief and in prison/jail most of his life. He is also a known brawler. The home owner did the only thing he could have; this guy would've done anything to get away. We're not surprised to hear he was shot in a burglary. It was a long time coming. Jail didn't teach him a lesson, maybe this will, but we doubt it.

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    Re: Democrats breaking into homes, should of put the gun in the leeches mouth and pulled the trigger again.
    Posted on: 2018-05-24 07:05:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Should of killed him and the Kunt too. This shooter had every right to do what he did, protect himself, his elderly neighbors.
    This person is a hero. The democrats who broke into the house got what he deserved.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-24 11:12:47   By: Anonymous
     
    RIGHT ON! Wish there were more stories like this. Effing tweakers.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-24 13:18:31   By: Anonymous
     
    So I assume Lawrence will have his mugshot posted tomorrow in the Tuolumne County Crime Graphics (belated) since he was in a hospital?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 09:13:11   By: Anonymous
 
It's the damn Irish coming across the border. They're burglars and rapists and we need to build a wall along all borders and coasts to keep them out. A big beautiful wall and Ireland will pay for it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 09:21:24   By: Anonymous
 
Need more men like this to step up and take care of their business good for you !!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 09:34:16   By: Anonymous
     
    This is why citizens should not have guns. The old farts should have stayed in their house and called the Sheriff instead of confronting the suspects with a gun and then shooting the man. Now the person who shot the man will most likely get attempted murder charges or manslaughter. It is only obvious that the man was planning to shoot the victim when he went to his rental with a gun.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-23 09:46:44   By: Anonymous
       
      He was in fear for his life! 'Nuff said!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 09:53:34   By: Anonymous
         
        Was he? I hope he didn't shoot the man in the back.

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        Re: Fear for his life
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 13:28:40   By: Anonymous
         
        No he wasn't fearing for his life idiot. If he was he would have gone to check with his gun. He will lose the suit and be broke or in deep trouble with the law

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-24 08:35:06   By: Anonymous
         
        The homeowner was in fear for his stuff. That's why he picked up a loaded weapon and confronted the intruders, to protect his stuff.

        Now the homeowners attorney, the intruder, and the intruders attorney will negotiate the issue of who gets the homeowners stuff.

        His homes, cars, guns, and any other thing of worth the homeowner spent a lifetime accumulating.

        When you shoot someone, right OR wrong, your life can and will change forever.

        You make the choice. Call law enforcement, or handle it yourself.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-23 10:12:06   By: Anonymous
       
      If you hear noise coming from your rental there is no way to know if it is a raccoon a bear or a human. It is perfectly reasonable to check on your own property and to be prepared for the worst when doing so. It makes me sad that many citizens have become so timid that they do not think they can check on their own property.

      As for shooting the burglar, we do not know the circumstances. If the young man thought he could overpower the rental owner, then by all means he deserved to be shot. An elderly man could easily suffer fatal wounds, even from a bad unarmed assault.

      If the rental owner was in no threat of physical danger, the shooting was not justified and he may have to do some time or pay damages.

      Either way, the real blame falls on the burglar, you are 100% less likely to be shot during a burglary if you don't commit one in the first place.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-24 07:10:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Burglars, thief's, criminals like you always want to take the gun from honest, hard working citizens who want to protect their family, home and possessions.
      I think we should throw a parade for the guy.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-06 08:28:47   By: Anonymous
       
      See my comment above.

      Guy

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-06 08:29:39   By: Anonymous
       
      See my comment above.

      Guy

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 10:22:01   By: Anonymous
 
Was not in his occupied home, pretty hard to say that someone breaking into the house next door, even if you own it, causes one to be threatened enough to shoot someone. He should have called law enforcement and waited for them to respond. Can certainly understand him wanting to protect his property, but how is one in immediate danger when the danger is next door and not in your immediate home? No mention of the two burglars having weapons or attempting to hurt the rental home owner.....

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 10:38:50   By: Anonymous
     
    If he had one of those thing that keep this sort of thing from happening, it probably would not have happened.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-23 11:06:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Nice

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 11:25:34   By: Anonymous
         
        I'll bet you the bandits are Russians !

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 14:53:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Some states have a "make my day" law like Colorado in which a property owner can shoot an invader on their property to defend themselves and family. So there!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:30:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Your obviously not in lib tard Califirnia......it is a misdeameanor to commit burglary unless the value stolen is over $950, they broke in, didn't steal anything. The female was charged with a misdeameanor. This also applies to occupied dwellings......even if the local authority does not charge the owner, the guy that was shot can take legal/civil action against the owner.......

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-24 14:57:51   By: Anonymous
         
        I do live here in California actually in Calaveras County and I can see why the homeowner shot the guy. I very seriously the perp will sue the homeowner-sounds like he wouldn't have the credibility anyway. He already has enough problems, i.e., home invasion in which by the way, is eligible to be a violent felony and he may go to the pen for awhile. So kudos to the homeowner for what he did! Another low life off the streets and hopefully for a long time!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-05-25 09:16:23   By: Anonymous
           
          Not a home invasion for an unoccupied rental house, the guy did not enter the owners occupied home, misdemeanor burglary at best for entering an unoccupied dwelling. Personally glad he shot the low life, but unfortunately, it may have been a detrimental choice on the rental homeowners part.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-05-29 07:43:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Home invasion-sounds pretty close to me. As I had said before, I doubt the perp will conteract. He has lousy credibility already and he already has enough to deal with now that he's in trouble. Same thing with the girl. I doubt they will do anything. Another thing if the person is in your house or any other house you own or dwelling on YOUR property, you are legally entitled to defend yourself with arms and shoot to kill if you have too.Thank you

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 13:49:37   By: Anonymous
 
These two meth heads didn't belong in anyone's house occupied or not, if you have to call the sheriff, Barack Obama or anyone else, it could be too late! Let's use common sense, something lacking in today's world, shoot first ask questions later! Why do innocent people have to wait to be fired on first, this is ass backward, and all lawyer's that try to defend this a hole couple needs to get a good old butt kickin! Ambulance chaser's are worthless, take this on and your future won't be too good!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 14:48:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Clean shoot. He owned the property.

    Happy ending.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-23 17:04:45   By: Anonymous
       
      you have a right to investigate and defend your property and even hold a burglar at gunpoint if you choose to and if that individual or individuals elect to cause you to fear for your life you can defend your life, the individual here may have made that mistake, time for the SO to do their investigation. Option to have called the SO and wait and most probably have not apprehended this idiot druggie, well I like how it ended this time!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 17:06:42   By: Anonymous
         
        If this goes to trial either way I want to be on the jury!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 19:09:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Stop being Stupid! The suspects entered an unoccupied house. If you hear noise in your unoccupied rental house then you don't go investigate the noise with a gun. That means that you intended to use the gun. You call the Sheriff's Department and let them investigate the situation. How can you say that you fear for your life when you were in your own residence next door? You put yourself in harms way when you step outside and confront the suspect. The homeowner is definitely going to be charged with a crime and will be sued by the burglar.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-05-23 20:26:48   By: Anonymous
           
          You sound like an another obscenely obese liberal democrat flatlander transplant.
          Go back to where you came from.
          Don't let the doorknob hit you where the dog shoulda bit you.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-05-23 22:44:00   By: Anonymous
           
          Right! People commenting here are just stating opinion unless they look up the LAW!
          He was not in danger when he went TOWARD the burglar—with a gun!


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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:49:51   By: Anonymous
             
            You can't explain to these redneck hillbillies to not take the law into their own hands instead of calling the Sheriff. The homeowner was not in any imminent danger because they were inside of their house and not in the unoccupied rental house. This is another example of ignorance.

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Good job and thank you neighbor
Posted on: 2018-05-24 14:04:49   By: Anonymous
 
If we all start doing a better jobs as good neighbors and dealing with theses low life's there will be safer neighborhoods and streets thank you again

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    Re: Good job and thank you neighbor
    Posted on: 2018-05-24 22:22:26   By: Anonymous
     
    You're welcome.


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      Re: Good job and thank you neighbor
      Posted on: 2018-05-25 07:11:14   By: Anonymous
       
      The home owner was not threatened in his own home. He should have called the Sheriff and let them handle the burglary and stayed inside protecting his home and wife and only used deadly force if the burglars came over to his house.


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        Re: Good job and thank you neighbor
        Posted on: 2018-05-25 07:58:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Lots of people defending a burglar, wow!

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          Re: Good job and thank you neighbor
          Posted on: 2018-05-25 09:20:48   By: Anonymous
           
          Not defending the burglar, the law defends the burglar, if the burglar had entered the occupied home instead of the unoccupied rental, the homeowner would be more justified in shooting him, but in this circumstance, the unfortunate rental home owner could possibly be sued and or arrested. Harder to say you feared for you life if the burglar enters the house next door instead of your own, especially when you grab a gun and go next door....

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            Re: Good job and thank you neighbor
            Posted on: 2018-05-26 11:14:09   By: Anonymous
             
            IDIOT HILLBILLIES WITH ANGER BRAINS. ANGRY THAT THE REAL WORLD IS CLOSING IN.

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