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A Fayetteville man told police he picked up an intruder's assault rifle, loaded his own rounds and followed the man out of his home before shooting him after an attempted robbery Christmas Day, court documents show.

Mickle Joe Shaffer, 54, of Mount Cydonia Road, now sits in Franklin County Prison after being charged with a count of homicide and denied bail.

Court documents released Thursday tell a tale of an attempted robbery gone horribly wrong. One of Shaffer's visitors, Terry L. Fulton, 36, allegedly got into an altercation with the would-be robber and was shot three times. Fulton was taken to York Hospital for treatment.

The intruder, later identified as Janorris Hughes, 21, then fled the scene, leaving the gun behind, state police said.

In court documents, Shaffer told police he found the rifle and brought it into his home. When he realized it was a .22-caliber rifle, he loaded his own rounds into the gun, grabbed a flashlight and set out to find Hughes.

Shaffer told police when he found Hughes, he yelled for the man to freeze. But as Hughes reached for his waistband - which Shaffer thought indicated a weapon - Shaffer fired, court documents state.

Hughes tried to run up the embankment behind the house, only to slide back down and lay still as Shaffer said he called 911, around 6:15 a.m.

 The witnesses told police they saw Shaffer go outside with the rifle and flashlight and, about 30 minutes later, heard him shout, "I've got him trapped!"

The witnesses also told police they saw Hughes trying to climb the embankment, saw Shaffer pointing the gun at his back, then heard the gunshot.

They saw the man flip over onto his back and hold his lower abdominal area, and heard Shaffer say, "Move and I'll shoot you again!"

 

Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Connor pronounced Hughes dead at 6:48 a.m., with the cause of death appearing to be a single gunshot wound to the back.

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Hope he stays in jail for a long time.

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Hope he stays in jail for a long time.

The guy shouldn't have run out after him. (Although different states have different laws). However the other guy shouldn't have been an intruder.

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Great. More sympathy for the Devil. Why?

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We've lost two model citizens. :ermm:

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Waits for Docm to tell us about the fleeing felon law lol. 

 

Depends if PA has that law, can't find a list of which states abide by it. Judging by how he's being treated I'd guess not?

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Depends if PA has that law, can't find a list of which states abide by it. Judging by how he's being treated I'd guess not?

What i meant is he advocates this type of behavior.

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Depends if PA has that law, can't find a list of which states abide by it. Judging by how he's being treated I'd guess not?

No, it doesn't.

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in the grand scheme of things I have no remorse at the loss of someone who intended to rob a person on Christmas Day.  However if this guy was truly shot in the back then it would be hard for the shooter to argue he felt threatened when he was turned away from you. 

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Actually, wait... 

 

"The common law principle that a killing necessary to prevent the escape of a felon is justifiable developed at a time when the distinction between felony and misdemeanor was very different than it is today. Statutory expansion of the class of felonies has made the common law rule manifestly inadequate for modern law.2 Hence, the need for a change or limitation in the rule is indicated. We therefore hold that from this date forward the use of deadly force by a private person in order to prevent the escape of one who has committed a felony or has joined or assisted in the commission of a felony is justified only if the felony committed is treason, murder, voluntary manslaughter, mayhem, arson, robbery, common law rape, common law burglary, kidnapping, assault with intent to murder, rape or rob, or a felony which normally causes or threatens death or great bodily harm. We also note that for the use of deadly force to be justified it remains absolutely essential, as before, that one of the enumerated felonies has been committed and that the person against whom the force is used is the one who committed it or joined or assisted in committing it. If the private citizen acts on suspicion that such a felony has been committed, he acts at his own peril. For the homicide to be justifiable, it must be established that his suspicion was correct."

 

-- http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1909113411915377100

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I don't care what some idiot wild west era law says; the guy was no longer in danger as the felon had fled. Pursuing and gunning him down is nothing but murder.

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I don't care what some law says;

 

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A lot of bad things have happened with someone saying those words  :rofl:

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... the guy was no longer in danger as the felon had fled. Pursuing and gunning him down is nothing but murder.

Until the next time ...

 

Janorris Hughes had been convicted of felony conspiracy-burglary charges in January of this year, for an incident that occurred in May 2012. He was also convicted of misdemeanor theft, conspiracy-theft and receiving stolen property.

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Until the next time ...

 

Janorris Hughes had been convicted of felony conspiracy-burglary charges in January of this year, for an incident that occurred in May 2012. He was also convicted of misdemeanor theft, conspiracy-theft and receiving stolen property.

 

Still murder. The householder, stopped, thought about it, went back home, loaded the gun, went out to find the robber, shot him.

 

Pr-meditated actions = murder.

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Yes,

The home owner was totally wrong here, but glad he got the prick that was trying to rob him!!

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Until the next time ...

 

Janorris Hughes had been convicted of felony conspiracy-burglary charges in January of this year, for an incident that occurred in May 2012. He was also convicted of misdemeanor theft, conspiracy-theft and receiving stolen property.

 

So what? NONE of his previous actions have a damned thing to so with what the home owner did. Deliberately and with FULL forethought, follow and kill the intruder.

 

No property is worth a life. Kill to defend yourself from threat, but as soon as you chase after the guy, YOU are the attacker.

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No property is worth a life. Kill to defend yourself from threat, but as soon as you chase after the guy, YOU are the attacker.

 

says you. a person who breaks into someone's home is a loose canon. he brought a gun in with him. The intruder got everything he deserves. One less worthless person on the planet. The world is a better place for it.

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says you. a person who breaks into someone's home is a loose canon. he brought a gun in with him. The intruder got everything he deserves. One less worthless person on the planet. The world is a better place for it.

 

Yes. Say's me and the vast majority of the western world outside of the US.  You're outnumbered. :p

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One less scumbag, hope they let the victim go free

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where are the photos of the poor abused young victim at 13 years old?...and the crying statements by his mother that he was a good boy, an A student and never got in trouble before.

 

don't forget to suppress any photos that show him at his current adult state. play the race card and blame the shooter. specify he was just walking home from the store and wandered into the murderer's home purely by accident. ignore his previous arrests and convictions, if you shout loud enough people will forget them anyway.

 

it's the liberal thing to do. also remember the law only applies tonon-liberals. if you don't like the law, don't bother to try to get it changed. just organise a lynch mob. it's what the prez would do after all.

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Was the home owner in the wrong? Yes.. he shouldn't have chased him.  Proper action would be to turn in the gun, and have the man arrested for attempted burglurary with a deadly weapon.   However.. I fully support the decsision to shoot and kill the ######er.   

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Still murder. The householder, stopped, thought about it, went back home, loaded the gun, went out to find the robber, shot him.

 

Pr-meditated actions = murder.

If the guy fled the scene, why was he still hanging around? Was he waiting to try again?

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Why bother with having a police force when you can have guns! :s:wacko:

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One of Shaffer's visitors, Terry L. Fulton, 36, allegedly got into an altercation with the would-be robber and was shot three times.

 

 

I think that's why he went after him.

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