NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Police said a burglary suspect was shot in self-defense by the homeowner in the Trinity Hills area on Saturday morning.

Anton Cosby, 32, is accused of breaking into the home on Shreeve Lane just before 6 a.m. Saturday. The victim and his family woke up to the sound of banging on the front door and windows.

The homeowner retrieved his firearm and gave Cosby repeated commands to leave. He told Cosby he would fire his weapon, according to police. Cosby then allegedly broke the kitchen window and began to climb through when the homeowner shot him once in the arm.

Police: Nashville homeowner shoots burglar in self-defense (

Homeowner did not break perimeter and even gave advance warning of consequences; Critter chose to continue bad behavior.

Behavior was ballistically modified.

Police said Cosby dropped his revolver near the kitchen sink and ran away.

I am guessing that he won’t be able to plea misunderstanding or some other BS.

the District Attorney’s office has determined the victim was acting in self-defense and is not expected to face charges for the shooting.

It is sad that we still have to cross fingers and hope for this kind of decision rather than expect it.

Cosby will be charged with aggravated burglary, felony vandalism, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm while intoxicated

And he will probably get charges reduced, low bail or even released without it. And I am not making this up as it seems he has at least three felony charges in his past that never made it anywhere past the system and has not served one day of prison time for them.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “And that’s how you do it.”
  1. We can debate whether the homeowner should have continued to fire until the target changed shape or caught on fire, as the saying goes; but sounds like a good shoot.
    It wasn’t quite clear, did the homeowner know the cretin was armed?

  2. “Until there is no longer a threat.”
    That is the Golden Rule of Self Defense. He dropped the gun and hastily retreated, any further application of force may be considered outside SD parameters, and you find yourself making him company in jail.

    As for armed or not, once they break in, your safe assumption and what any reasonable juror may find is that he did not come in to collect for the Red Cross.

    1. The issue I have is that too many shooters do this:


      You see this at the range all too often, among the few who actually DO go to the range: They fire a shot, long pause to look at the target to see if they hit it, then adjust stance and grip, then repeat. You finally look at their target, and see the 5 holes scattered all over the paper after the ten shots that they took. Then half the time, they loudly say, “Well that guy wouldn’t be having a good day” while pointing at the hole near the silhouette target’s groin.

      It wasn’t that he consciously stopped when there was no threat. Too many people don’t understand that guns aren’t a magic wand that stop the threat on the first shot.
      It should be:

      1. That was my thought. I am reminded of a Canadian police officer (Mounty, perhaps?) that drew, fired two shots at the bad guy, and then reholstered … giving the bad guy enough time to fire back and, if memory serves, kill him. It’s how he was trained – draw, fire two rounds, reholster – so it’s not entirely his fault; but there are a couple of lessons to learn.

  3. apparently putting the words “pause to see if you hit anything” between the “greater than” and “less than” symbols are interpreted by your software as a command and not sarcasm

    1. Yep, those are used to control formatting, e.g. apply bold or italics.
      In this case, if memory serves, that particular text string is the formatting code for inserting the “give the bad guy time to fire back” emoji. Guess WordPress doesn’t recognize that one, yet.

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