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Next On Matlock

Not THIS Matlock!

Not THIS Matlock!

Isn’t it wonderful when the family of a dead alleged criminal arrives to tell us how there wasn’t really a home invasion?

Somehow, the homeowner didn’t see it that way:

Authorities on Monday said Ronald Green, 66, was watching TV when he was startled by the sound of his front door flying open.

Ramon R. Matlock entered the home, and Green ran to a bedroom to retrieve a revolver, authorities said.

Matlock swung at Green, and Green fired a shot into Matlock’s chest and another into his lower back, authorities said.

Authorities said Matlock ran out the door, but only got as far as the front yard. The Omaha Fire Department pronounced Matlock dead at the scene.

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His family claims that perhaps the teen had been drinking and was confused, and thought he was at his aunt’s house. Presumably, crashing in through doors and taking a swing at those inside after they’ve retreated to their bedrooms is just how Ramon greeted people.

The district attorney said that Ramon was known in the neighborhood… and not for his hugs. He ruled Ramon’s entry a home invasion, and his swing at the homeowner a deadly force attack justifying the use of deadly force.

No charges will be filed.

Another example of wasted youth.

I did some incredibly stupid stuff in my youth, and as my Dad used to say, I’m not young, anymore.  But, it never occurred to me to get drunk, kick in someone’s door and take a swing at a 66 year-old man!

I was more into whining I had no date for Saturday night.  And the only time I kicked in a door was when I locked myself out of my own bedroom at my college roommates house.

h/t Bob Owens, Robert McDonald

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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12 thoughts on “Next On Matlock

  1. Yeah, ‘another’ choirboy… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | March 24, 2014, 8:49 am
  2. I don’t think this would be an issue if it was in Texas as opposed to Nebraska. Good thing Mr. Green had a firearm, or this story would have a decidedly unhappy ending.

    Posted by dakwolf55 | March 24, 2014, 8:55 am
  3. And he was trying to turn his life around; we just don’t know in what direction.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | March 24, 2014, 10:57 am
  4. There would not have been a vigil on my front lawn.

    Posted by robertsgunshop | March 24, 2014, 11:25 am
  5. Racist! :)

    Q

    Posted by Quizikle | March 24, 2014, 2:35 pm
  6. Even if he was drunk and confused, he still posed a danger. But family making excuses for bad boys who have finally gone to far and are now very gone is one of the reason the perp was a problem in the first place.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 25, 2014, 8:36 am

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