Dude pulls into wrong driveway by mistake, home owner shoots and kills him

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#1 Posted by Aljosa23 (25881 posts) -

A Gwinnett County man is accused of shooting and killing a man who friends said pulled into the wrong driveway.

Phillip Walker Sailors, 69, of Lilburn, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail Sunday afternoon and charged with murder for the death of Rodrigo Abad Diaz, according to jail records and his arrest warrant.

Diaz, 22, was shot in the head Saturday night as he tried to drive away from Sailors home on Hillcrest Road in Lilburn, the warrant states.

Lilburn police declined to release further information about the case, citing the ongoing investigation in an email Tuesday to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At this point we have established probable cause to charge Mr. Sailors and when the investigation is complete, we will turn over the case file to the Gwinnett County District Attorneys Officer for processing, Lilburn police Chief Bruce Hedley said. To preserve the integrity of the case, I will not be releasing further information concerning this incident.

Friends of Diaz, of Duluth, told Channel 2 Action News that he and others were trying to find a friends house, but their GPS instead led them to the home on Hillcrest Road, off Indian Trail Road.

After seeing the car in his driveway, Sailors came out of his home, went back inside, then came out again with a gun and shot in the air, Yeson Jimenez, 15, told Channel 2. Jimenez said he and his brother were in the car with Diaz, along with a female passenger.

Diaz tried to drive away, but Sailors shot again, striking Diaz in the head, according to police.

An attorney for Sailors told Channel 2 the man shot because he feared his life was in danger.

He is very distraught over the loss of life from the defense of his home, attorney Michael Puglise said. This incident happened late in the evening hours when he was home with his wife and he assumed it was a home invasion and he maintains his innocence.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/man-69-accused-of-killing-man-who-went-to-wrong-ho/nT8xp/

Bolded made me chuckle. Why do senile old people have guns? smh.


#2 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

Obviously race-related.

#3 Posted by ujjval16 (1669 posts) -
Religon of pe... oh wait.... ban guns!
#4 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
Glad you can find something to chuckle at
#5 Posted by kittensRjerks (3802 posts) -

The ol' 'I feared for my life' routine

#6 Posted by Celldrax (14772 posts) -

So much.....facepalm.

By the looks of things, he didn't even have a chance to get out of the car.

Distraught over the loss of life from the defense of his home my arse...

#7 Posted by JML897 (33133 posts) -
jfc I hope there's more to this story.
#8 Posted by wis3boi (31954 posts) -

There are plenty of responsbile people who are fine with owning guns. This isn't one of them.

#9 Posted by Crazyguy105 (9513 posts) -

Another life needlessly lost.

Why are trigger happy people allowed to use weapons again?

#10 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -

Another life needlessly lost.

Why are trigger happy people allowed to use weapons again?

Crazyguy105
Because if not they'd just find other ways to kill, people have been doing that since the beginning of time.
#11 Posted by wis3boi (31954 posts) -

[QUOTE="Crazyguy105"]

Another life needlessly lost.

Why are trigger happy people allowed to use weapons again?

double_decker

Because if not they'd just find other ways to kill, people have been doing that since the beginning of time.

I highly doubt a man pulling into the wrong driveway would have died if this idiot didnt have a gun on him. What would he do, throw a knife through the windshield?

#12 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -

I highly doubt a man pulling into the wrong driveway would have died if this idiot didnt have a gun on him. What would he do, throw a knife through the windshield?

wis3boi
If he had... you probably would blame the knife and then I'd have to cut my steak with a damn fork :|
#13 Posted by Wasdie (50590 posts) -

Why does this always happen with old people in the south? Are they that parinoid?

#14 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
gun control debate thread. Ashamed, tc.
#15 Posted by cheese_game619 (13316 posts) -
By the looks of things, he didn't even have a chance to get out of the car.Celldrax
maybe if the old man was actually the flash
After seeing the car in his driveway, Sailors came out of his home, went back inside, then came out again with a gun and shot in the air, [...] Diaz tried to drive away, but Sailors shot again, striking Diaz in the headAljosa23
#16 Posted by Aljosa23 (25881 posts) -

gun control debate thread. Ashamed, tc.dave123321
Go away

#17 Posted by cheese_game619 (13316 posts) -
go away dave
#18 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
I will wait for further info before passing judgement
#19 Posted by Chicken453 (2038 posts) -
Americans and their guns, totally an act of self defence.
#20 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
I will wait for further info before passing judgement dave123321
old guy was a dangerous fool
#21 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -
I will wait for further info before passing judgement dave123321
*shakes head* Man, you know they don't understand that kind of logic here, better off humping a doorknob... that they would understand!
#22 Posted by Netherscourge (16354 posts) -

Was he driving an Impala? They're always mistaken as cars for Drug Lords and the like.

#23 Posted by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -
Responsible gun owner.
#24 Posted by kraken2109 (13208 posts) -

MURICA+_ef93e0fe3080b0449b823507f4f9021d

I swear this happens every day

#25 Posted by Sajo7 (14049 posts) -
Diaz, 22, was shot in the head Saturday night as he tried to drive away from Sailors home on Hillcrest Road in Lilburn, the warrant states.Aljosa23
Well, now my day is ruined.
#26 Posted by Sword-Demon (7001 posts) -
the guy obviously has issues if he's shooting at people just for pulling into his driveway, but why would he shoot into the air, then shoot him in the head as he was leaving? what's the point in taking the time to warn them if you're going to kill them when they heed the warning?
#27 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6628 posts) -
More proof that we need a gun ban
#28 Posted by Diablo-B (4053 posts) -
I kinda wish the victim was black. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be having a field day. I hope this gets the coverage it deserves either way
#29 Posted by Nuck81 (5954 posts) -
Better to shoot someone and not need to, than to need to and not shoot them right? Right to bear arms!!
#30 Posted by whipassmt (14400 posts) -

Tragic. I could see why people would get nervous when strange cars pull into their driveway, but this guy was way too quick on the trigger.

#31 Posted by whipassmt (14400 posts) -

the guy obviously has issues if he's shooting at people just for pulling into his driveway, but why would he shoot into the air, then shoot him in the head as he was leaving? what's the point in taking the time to warn them if you're going to kill them when they heed the warning?Sword-Demon
My guess is that the shooter didn't notice that the driver was attempting to leave. Anyway fear makes people act irrationally sometimes.

#32 Posted by Horgen (110910 posts) -
Friendly to visitors.
#33 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152304 posts) -
Shame. Something is definitely not functioning in the shooter's head.....
#34 Posted by whipassmt (14400 posts) -

Bolded made me chuckle. Why do senile old people have guns? smh.

Aljosa23

Biden, doing a Google+ hangout to promote President Barack Obamas proposals for battling gun violence, had been asked whether a new assault weapons ban might infringe on the Second Amendment rights of those who want one as a last line of defense to fend off looters after some terrible natural disaster.

Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double-barreled shotgun, than the assault weapon in somebodys hands [who] doesnt know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it, the outspoken vice president, a shotgun owner himself, replied. Its harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun. You want to keep people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells.

Olivier Knox of YahooNews

Good question indeed, Algorejazeerasharptonqaidacoajosa.

#35 Posted by Detroit222 (5333 posts) -
[QUOTE="double_decker"][QUOTE="Crazyguy105"]

Another life needlessly lost.

Why are trigger happy people allowed to use weapons again?

Because if not they'd just find other ways to kill, people have been doing that since the beginning of time.

Yeah BUT you can generally run from a club or a knife. A lot harder to get away from a crazy with a gun.
#36 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152304 posts) -
[QUOTE="Detroit222"][QUOTE="double_decker"][QUOTE="Crazyguy105"]

Another life needlessly lost.

Why are trigger happy people allowed to use weapons again?

Because if not they'd just find other ways to kill, people have been doing that since the beginning of time.

Yeah BUT you can generally run from a club or a knife. A lot harder to get away from a crazy with a gun.

If you see it coming.....you have a chance...yes.
#37 Posted by pspdseagle (3307 posts) -

Why does this always happen with old people in the south? Are they that parinoid?

Wasdie

Probably some redneck old guy who can't stand people named Diaz.

#38 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6861 posts) -
Would have killed the old bastard to ask them who the fck they were before coming out guns a blazing!? Jesus Christ ...
#39 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Detroit222"] Yeah BUT you can generally run from a club or a knife. A lot harder to get away from a crazy with a gun.

If you see it coming.....you have a chance...yes.

Are you hoping he won't see it coming LJS? :o
#40 Posted by redstorm72 (4631 posts) -

If only Diaz had had a gun, he could have defended himself from Mr Sailor. This is why we need more guns!

#41 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
Say it ain't so, Ljubljana
#42 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

I feared it was a home invasion so I left my secure, locked home and went to see what was what. I walked out into the driveway, saw some kids, went back into my house and got my gun. Went back out into the driveway and fired one shot in the air as a warning that they should not be trying to break into my home. They got spooked, and started to leave so I shot the driver in the head. What's wrong with that?

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Boys will be boys after all.

#43 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152304 posts) -
Say it ain't so, Ljubljana dave123321
Shut up dave....>__>
#44 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"]Say it ain't so, Ljubljana LJS9502_basic
Shut up dave....>__>

Is that a pet name I see? :o
#45 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"]Say it ain't so, Ljubljana LJS9502_basic
Shut up dave....>__>

#46 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152304 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="dave123321"]Say it ain't so, Ljubljana double_decker
Shut up dave....>__>

Is that a pet name I see? :o

I thought he was talking to you.....
#47 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="dave123321"]Say it ain't so, Ljubljana double_decker
Shut up dave....>__>

Is that a pet name I see? :o

I think it's the capital of Slovenia
#48 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -
I thought he was talking to you.....LJS9502_basic
Now now :cool: Ljub :cool: You know you missed me while I was gone :P[QUOTE="dave123321"] I think it's the capital of Slovenia

Maybe he lives there?
#49 Posted by Aljosa23 (25881 posts) -

Since I don't want to make a new thread for this question but why do gun owners defend their property if it actually was a home invasion? By property I mean stuff like TV, video game systems, jewelery, etc. Stuff that you (should) have insurance on and are easily replaced. Is it worth risking you and your loved one's lives in danger?

#50 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
L-jub. I like that name.