That's how a January 4th home invasion started in Tallahassee, Florida.
The resident told the men outside that he didn't know anyone named Derrick. The response from "Derrick" was to repeat his name and say he was there looking for "Reggie". As the resident opened the door two men, now identified as Jacky Gilbert and Maureace Davis, forced their way in and drew handguns.
Gilbert and Davis began demanding "loud", a term police say refers to marijuana. Side note: I feel really old when I hear terms that I have no concept as to what they refer to.
I'll let the police report explain what happened:
The victims were inside the location when two suspects knocked on the door. When the door was opened, one of the suspects produced a handgun and struggle ensued with victim Brown and suspect Davis. During the struggle Brown allegedly fired his gun multiple times. During the struggle between Brown and Davis, victim Newton also retrieved a handgun and shot suspect Davis in his torso. Suspect Gilbert fired rounds into the house from the front door and then through a window.
Both victims and one of the suspects were shot during the altercation. All are expected to survive. Both suspects have been arrested.
And the bonus is that Gilbert had six - yes six - active warrants for his arrest. Somebody should have told him he was breaking the law by not turning himself in for those.
For more stories of everyday heroes take a look at our December Defensive Gun Use Report