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Iowa man arrested after blasting intruder with shotgun



This news story was published on November 1, 2016.
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DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested by police today after he used a shotgun to blast another man who was trying to break into his pickup.

On Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at approximately 3:32 AM, Davenport Police and Emergency responders were called to 1300 Division Street in reference to a shooting. An adult male was transported to Genesis Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Byron Blackwell, age 26, was armed with a shotgun when he confronted this now-injured subject who was breaking into Blackwell’s truck. Blackwell shot him during this confrontation.

Blackwell has been charged with Willful Injury- Causing Serious Injury and Going Armed with Intent. He was taken to the Scott county jail, booked and later released, pending a court date.

Police are still investigating this incident.

Byron Blackwell

Byron Blackwell

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5 Responses to Iowa man arrested after blasting intruder with shotgun

  1. 'Nomymus Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2016 at 9:26 am

    We can thank the likes of Gronstal, Wilhelmina and their gun grabbing ilk for this travesty!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Going armed with the intent of protecting your property is not a crime. The crime was committed by the thug who was trying to break into the truck.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2016 at 4:53 am

    if it happened a lot more often there would be far less thefts going on

  4. Run while you can Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I’d love to be on this jury. NOT GUILTY!

    • Seventhson Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2016 at 5:27 am

      This may be very interesting. Breaking into someone’s truck greatly increases your chances for disastrous mayhem, but I do feel strongly both ways.. Should Byron have shot him repeatedly, or just shot him in the head in the first place?