Bronx Suspect Charged with Murder for Beating Alleged Robber to Death

In the Bill DeBlasio’s NYC, you aren’t even allowed to defend yourself against violent criminals who are trying to break into your house.

A Bronx man has been charged with murder after he allegedly chased down an attempted burglary suspect and beat him to death with a metal pipe.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said it responded to a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress on East 223rd Street in Wakefield late Thursday night. Officers said they found the alleged robber in an alleyway and said he had sustained severe head trauma.

The 29-year-old man was taken to the Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to News 12.

Police said when the 54-year-old homeowner, Troy George, saw the suspect trying to break into his home, he confronted him and chased him into the alley, where he picked up a metal pipe and allegedly beat the man to death with it.

Authorities said George was taken into custody and later charged with murder.

Reports said they have not yet released the name of the man who died in the incident.

However, the NYPD told reporters that the alleged robber did have an extensive criminal background.

In January, a similar instance occurred when a man in St. Albans, Queens, was arrested on charges of alleged manslaughter of a suspect who tried to break into his home.

Joel Paul, 27, was accused of beating to death 26-year-old Shamel Shavuo with a baseball bat and stabbing him after he reportedly tried to force his way into Paul’s house.

“The guy tried to get into the house, and they tried to get him out,” said neighbor Kim Satchell. “He tried to push in, and the fight pursued, and they ended up falling out into the street.”
Neighbors watched as the two men, including Paul’s brother, reportedly joined in the deadly altercation.

“It is a very quiet neighborhood,” neighbor Robert Clarke said after the incident occurred.

Reports noted that Shavuo was also wanted for a shooting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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I hope the jury let’s him off but sadly they probably won’t. Not when the jury booth will be packed with limousine liberals, soyboys, transgenders, and gays. The normal average person is fucked.

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It’s New York states insane laws that makes this possible! See Bernard Getz!

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I’m as pro self defense as you can get but this was clearly 2nd Degree murder.

You aren’t defending yourself when you chase someone down and beat them to death with a pipe.

That wasn’t self defense, it was revenge.

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Or, it could be an overzealous prosecutor and a case of self defense.

If the facts bare this to be true, then yes you are correct! My earlier statement about NY state laws being insane even if one kills another in self defense is subject to being charged with murder no matter the circumstances. Also the victim also faces civil liability no matter if the victim has been found not guilty!

If people take it easy on criminals then they will take over. This man did his entire neighborhood a service.

No, when you pursue someone and beat them to death it’s revenge, not self defense.

There isn’t a state anywhere in the US where this would be a justifiable homicide if the story as laid out is true.

No argument from me on piss poor self defense laws.

No one who kills another justifiably should ever even be charged much less lose everything defending themselves again in court.

The saying goes among gun and self defense advocates who are NY state residents is: if you shoot someone in self defense make sure you kill them! Otherwise they will come back to sue you later! One such case were an intruder broke into a armed persons residence was shot and paralysed as a result. The home owner was sued and lost in civil court! The same happened in the Bernard Getz case where he was attacked on a subway and he shot the perps only to be sued later on and also lose in civil court!

Well Getz was screwed from the start since he was illegally in possession of the weapon.

Fortunately our self defense laws continue slowly to get more user friendly across the country.