Deyfon Pipkins Was Shot While Crawling Into a Stranger's Window. His Mom's Not Surprised.

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Deyfon Pipkins has spent a lot of time in the Dallas County jail over the past decade, having been arrested a half dozen times on theft charges since 2003.

Police say he was back at it again at 4:15 p..m. on Monday afternoon, when he targeted a house in the 2200 block of Morrell Avenue in East Oak Cliff.

This time, the 33-year-old's luck was worse than usual. The elderly homeowner, who wasn't identified by police, was there, and he had a gun. When he heard Pipkins trying to crawl through his window, he shot him.

When police arrived, they found Pipkins' lifeless body hanging from the open window.

Pipkins mother, Catherine Pipkins, arrived as police were investigating. She was not surprised.

"Yeah, it's something he would do ... Somebody called me and said my son got shot that's the reason I'm standing here," she told NBC 5.

Police say the case will be referred to a grand jury to determine if charges should be filed against the homeowner.


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montanaman223
montanaman223

Warning shot, did Deyfon give this man a warning that he was breaking in. My two children ages 14 daughter and my son 12 are each left home alone with their own hand gun. I would not want to be the one coming thru my door.

Happy New year Deyfon you got just what you deserved.

If this man did not have a gun and he walked in on Deyfon he would probably have murdered the old man.

Good job keep up the instant justice system:-)

oldcop121
oldcop121

Too bad, so sad for him.  I read with amusement the comment by his cousin about a warning shot.  Warning shots are fiction from the early 1900's.  By firing a warning shot you are putting a bullet into space where it may hit an innocent bystander or do property damage.  The prep went into the house for evil doing and paid for his criminal ways.  All deadly force cases have to be presented to a grand jury for a True bill or No bill in the State of Texas. 

rrich52806
rrich52806

The negro was breaking into the old mans home....WTF is police giving it to the supreme court....cops suck. Where the hell were thay.

BoozAllen
BoozAllen

TAKE THAT GUN N' MAKE THEM JIGABOOS RUN YALL!!!


DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS YA BIG BLACK SPOOKS'LL GET WHATS CUMIN TO YA!


-Yeehaw Boom boom pow

bluesboyeric
bluesboyeric

It's clear to me that some of the fools writing on this blog need to go back to school and learn English. This gangster B.S. is getting out of hand. The man was shot because he is an idiot and now his problems are over. Wish I could say the same for the rest of the fools in this city.

randy.in.arizona
randy.in.arizona

Other than being a career criminal, Deyfon's error was keeping Banker's hours.  Breaking in at 4:15 in the afternoon?  Just terminally poor timing!

jackiewh1
jackiewh1

This was my cousin. He lived in the fast lane, doing the wrong thang. He finally got caught up. The ole man had every right to protect his property, my only issue is what da hell happened to warning shots? But I wasn't there to know or see how this may or may have not affected the victim emotionally so it is what it is. His father, who had worked for DART for almost 30 years passed away 3 years ago. No, he was not in the pen or a criminal for those of you that commented on the father issue. His mother did the best she could do with him. All of us have a choice to make. Deyfon was a grown ass man, chose his own life style. May he RIP.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

The mother can probably thank Craig Watkins and his inability to incarcerate a black man with 6 theft arrests in 10 years. 

mewkins
mewkins

I thought the DPD officer questioned on camera by Fox4 last night did a very good job of explaining the Castle Doctrine. He slipped it into his explanation of the incident. Almost like he sensed there were citizens unaware of its existence.

atlastgilbert
atlastgilbert

Yall be wrong fo hatin' on diss bruvva. He was jus tryna fine him some social justice n' sheeit! Dis ole white muhfugga ain' hadda shoot him. He shoulda invite him in, make him some eggs and apologize fo slabery an' sheeit.

atlastgilbert
atlastgilbert

Yall be some rayciss up in heah! Diss man ain' need ta be shot by no ole white muhfugga! HE was jus' tryna fine him some SOCIAL JUSTICE n' sheeit, knowumsayin? Dey needs ta try dis ol' man fo a hate crime n' sheeit.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

But but.. they didn't need to shoot him! Why couldn't they have just shot him in the leg or arm?? Did they really need to kill him over some property? Something needs to be done to stop this wanton gun violence! 

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@speakernob This was probably the most retarted thing I have read in a long time (and I read the Observer every day).

Just as there are millions of guns which cause no problems each day, there are millions of African Americans who cause no problems. Your suggestion was posed many times as justification for the Jim Crow laws this country had many years ago. 

Maybe you are just a troll or are just trying to make an obnoxious point, however all it does is add to the you or me mentality.  Does the African America community have some issues or at least some perceptions which must be dealt with.  Probably so.  But can't the same be said for the gun community. 

Stop making this about race or about guns.  Its about crime and society.

FEDUP
FEDUP

One less monkey!


Phildaddy
Phildaddy

Just remember to shoot straight, and double tap for good measure.  Otherwise you end up being liable for preventing the felon from a legitimate job, homeowner's insurance usually kicks in but the wrong judge and jury may want to seize assets....its harder to be legally liable when the felon has been removed from the "workforce"...

Thank you litigious bastards! 

russell.allison1
russell.allison1

If you haven't already started noticing a missing peice of the narrative on stories such as this:  we have a statement from mom and the sister...what about a father?  Didn't see one referenced in the article.  At some point I do wish that someone in the mainstream media would pick up on the "absent-father" thread that I would bet is present in almost all occurences of crime and begin to throw a great big spotlight on that issue.  Instead, we get sidetracked by guns and race. 

speakernob
speakernob

When are you white liberals going to stop feeling sorry for your beloved so called minorities? We are told we are all the same, that multiculturism and diversity is good that race doesnt matter that america is a melting pot

etc. etc. etc. It is all a great big lie and farce. Blacks are not us and never will be. They dont belong with us.They shouldnt even be in our country and have the chance to steal our white wimminz for their muh dik lust and to rape us steal from us and kill us. SEND THEM BACK The way this country is going

pretty soon we whites will be called RAAAYCISSS and HATEBUL if we fart within 20 miles of an Afreekan American Coonmunity. This person did the right thing and excersised his God given right to protect his person and dwelling. I suppose all the White libs now are going to be chimping out because

he shot one of there beloved noble salt of the earth blacks.

speakernob
speakernob

When are you white liberals going to stop feeling sorry for your beloved so called minorities? We are told we are all the same, that multiculturism and diversity is good that race doesnt matter that america is a melting pot

etc. etc. etc. It is all a great big lie and farce. Blacks are not us and never will be. They dont belong with us.They shouldnt even be in our country and have the chance to steal our white wimminz for their muh dik lust and to rape us steal from us and kill us. SEND THEM BACK The way this country is going

pretty soon we whites will be called RAAAYCISSS and HATEBUL if we fart within 20 miles of an Afreekan American Coonmunity. This person did the right thing and excersised his God given right to protect his person and dwelling. I suppose all the White libs now are going to be chimping out because

he shot one of there beloved noble salt of the earth blacks.

speakernob
speakernob

When are you white liberals going to stop feeling sorry for your beloved so called minorities? We are told we are all the same, that multiculturism and diversity is good that race doesnt matter that america is a melting pot

etc. etc. etc. It is all a great big lie and farce. Blacks are not us and never will be. They dont belong with us.They shouldnt even be in our country and have the chance to steal our white wimminz for their muh dik lust and to rape us steal from us and kill us. SEND THEM BACK The way this country is going

pretty soon we whites will be called RAAAYCISSS and HATEBUL if we fart within 20 miles of an Afreekan American Coonmunity. This person did the right thing and excersised his God given right to protect his person and dwelling. I suppose all the White libs now are going to be chimping out because

he shot one of there beloved noble salt of the earth blacks.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

might be about time to start a seperate blog for second amendment discussion.

gabbahey
gabbahey

"Police say the case will be referred to a grand jury to determine if charges should be filed against the homeowner."

Doubtful, my money is on the homeowner, and that he/she will walk.

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/PE/htm/PE.9.htm

Here are the CliffNotes:

During an act of defending your home, when you shoot and kill someone, inside your home or on your property, you will have to go before a Grand Jury, but will likely be acquitted (as most are) if it was an act of self defense.

"I feared for my life and my family's lives, officer/your honor" - this is all the homeowner has to say.

FWIW, the castle doctrine was amended to also apply to your vehicles.

Phildaddy
Phildaddy

@jackiewh1 

Warning shots will get you a ticket or incarceration for discharge of a firearm within city limits. Double tap to the chest or head is a better solution for the homeowner...and society in general.  Too bad you can't sterilize criminals before they have a chance to bring another (future criminal) into the world. My apologies to the surviving family, but it rings true.

lisa4ken
lisa4ken

sorry for your family's loss jackie, i must say its refreshing to see someone from his family acknowledge that he was doing the wrong "thang". and that it was his "choice". But using that same mentality. isnt a warning shot the "choice" of the homeowner he is threatening? and are warning shots something new? seems like a courtesy thing and to tell you the truth im not sure a burglar deserves the courtesy he didnt offer the homeowner by telling him he was going to break into his house.

Phildaddy
Phildaddy

@atlastgilbert 

Chances are the "victim" was not white. Not that that provided any justification. Funny stereotype, though.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

@Rumpunch1 @speakernob

"Does the African America community have some issues or at least some perceptions which must be dealt with.  Probably so."

Some issues? Perception? Probably so? LOL. 

12%% of the population and yet a majority of the homicide is committed by and against blacks. That will never improve as long as we as a society and blacks as a culture continue to ignore the truth because of political correctness. 

lisa4ken
lisa4ken

This is regretably the the truth phil, if you shoot someone in your house you had better kill them. in criminal court you will be vindicated by the castle law...but in CIVIL court you will be sued by the suspect or their surviving relatives. and there is NO QUESTION in my mind that this elderly gentleman will be sued in civil court by the family that failed so miserably raising this "vull na bull".  33 yr old Mr. pipkin knew full well that A) what he was doing was against the law and B) there was a better than 50-50 chance (especially in TX)  that he would encounter someone who didnt appreciate him breaking into their house (someone who is validated by law to kill someone threatening them in their own home)

Phildaddy
Phildaddy

@russell.allison1 

Dad's probably in the "penn" already, been shot in a similar previous attempt, or was never around after the initial conception (speakernob started twitching when he realized his resemblance to Mr Pipkins...)   

antoniomassive
antoniomassive

@speakernob You are certainly correct.. We should have never integrated with white people, we should have never civilized you cave dogs..and we should have left you in the Caucus MOuntains where you belong... The greatest crime Martin Luther King did was convince black people to integrate with white animals...... We dont need to share in the pedophilia...barabrism..sexual anarchy...and animalistic habits that are in the white persons nature

antoniomassive
antoniomassive

@speakernob  You are certainly correct.. We should have never integrated with white people, we should have never civilized you cave dogs..and we should have left you in the Caucus MOuntains where you belong... The greatest crime Martin Luther King did was convince black people to integrate with white animals...... We dont need to share in the pedophilia...barabrism..sexual anarchy...and animalistic habits that are in the white persons nature

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@glendasinger @Rumpunch1 @speakernob Really? So this is your contribution to the discussion? It's people like you that cause people like me to be branded as racists because we disagree with any black politician on the Federal, State or local level. Do us all a favor and STFU.

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