They are no longer are the purview of unarmed meth heads looking for a few coins and trinkets.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Murfreesboro resident exchanged gunfire with two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle on Sunday.
The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at a home in the 4900 block of Neyland Way.
Murfreesboro police reported a homeowner received an activation on his security camera showing two men attempting to break into his cars. Investigators said the homeowner went to the front door and saw the men attempting to burglarize a neighbor’s vehicle.
After yelling at the men, the suspected burglars fired multiple gun shots at the homeowner, who then fired back at them, according to Murfreesboro police. No one was injured.
The man’s home was struck by bullets. The getaway vehicle is believed to be a small compact SUV, possibly a Ford Edge, which may have been struck by bullets on the passenger side.
Bad guys know that there are 2 high value items in vehicles that can be stolen with a little bit of preparation and teamwork: Catalytic converters and firearms. We are no longer facing the lone weak-ass junkie, but probably organized gangs or crews who are officially packing and have no problem initiating violence.
Take your guns inside your home; it is cheaper than losing it out of laziness. I cannot offer you any advice on how to keep your converter safe on the cheap.
And do not become a silhouetted target in front of your door: Don’t come outside at all. And if the bad guys still decide to shoot your way, return fire from cover, not concealment.
COVER: Any barrier which you can hide behind and is able to withstand incoming fire. Cover value is caliber dependent.
CONCEALMENT: Any barrier which only block visual acquisition, not bullets.