Wheelchair Bound Veteran Shoots Intruder

Wheelchair Bound Veteran Shoots Intruder

July 27, 2016

Wheelchair Bound Veteran Shoots Intruder

     Wheelchair bound, 69-year old disabled Vietnam veteran, Eddie Frank Smith, heard a sound coming from his back door.  When he went to investigate, he found 22-year old Andre Smith (no known relation) had broken down his door and was standing in his home. 

Andre lounged at the handicapped man, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is when Eddie shot him once in the torso.  Andre attempted to leave the house but “collapsed near the roadway and was transported to the hospital where he died,” said Ryan Carmichael, the GBI assistant special agent in charge of Region 6.

Smith as well as neighbors in Monticello, Ga reported the shooting.

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The intruder collapsed about 100 yards from the veteran’s house


In Florida, a disabled veteran also fended off two alleged assailants while trying to protect a pregnant woman. In Port St. Lucie, along Florida’s east coast, disabled veteran, Joshua Anderson, stepped in between two men having an argument after he witnessed one of them push the other’s pregnant girlfriend.


Anderson, 29, "saw a woman being attacked at night, and he went to her aid," Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said at a news conference. "In my opinion, I think he did the right thing." Anderson warned the men to back off and they did not retreat.  That is when he fired two shots into each man’s torso.  "You don't have an obligation to allow yourself to be attacked," the sheriff said.  


Charges against Anderson are not expected.  However, charges against the two men are expected to filed.  

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3 Responses

Jean doretÿ
Jean doretÿ

July 31, 2016

They done what they should. Protect others

val loewenstein
val loewenstein

July 31, 2016

glad they protected there property

james mowry
james mowry

July 31, 2016

Never under estimate a military vet we still got it good for you brothers and welcome home -——nanvet67-68

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