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Idaho Felon Makes Final Mistake During Downey Home Break-In

Idaho Shooting

At just around 4:00 AM on the morning of September 8th, 34-year-old Joseph Lloyd was scouting a home in the small town of Downey. His plan was to break into the home, but little did he know that his plans, along with his life, were about to go up in smoke.

Joseph Lloyd was just 2 weeks fresh out of serving time in the Bannock County Jail for felony drug charges before this incident and he was already back to his old ways. However, this time he was against someone who was up to the challenge.

Just past 4:00am Lloyd attempted to break into his targeted home but as the sounds of his attempts to get in rang through the house, the homeowner, whose name has not been released, knew exactly what was happening and just how to handle it.

The rest of the story isn’t 100% clear according to authorities. It is unknown if Lloyd made it inside his targeted home or if he was outside at the time he came face to face with the homeowner, but what is known is that at that moment, the homeowner did what he needed to defend his home and his sleeping family within. He fired his gun several times at Lloyd, striking true with his shots and killing the home invader.

Now, while at the moment Idaho is not a “Stand Your Ground” state, it is reported that the homeowner will not be charged for the death of Lloyd as it was clear to authorities that his actions were done in the defense of himself and his family. Which goes to show that in the case of stopping a threat, if you do it the right way the police should have your back.

What do you think of this story? Would you feel prepared to take on a home invader such as this? Let us know in the comments below.


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2 Responses to Idaho Felon Makes Final Mistake During Downey Home Break-In

  1. Amber October 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    Cute story. Joe wasn’t “scouting” a home. He was disoriented and thought he was locked out of our home and was asking the homeowner where our son was in confusion. He called out our sons name for the last time that night. I am not against the homeowner in protecting his family. I do question why so many shots on an unarmed man? Why everyone is clapping about shooting someone’s dead and telling different stories of that night. At the end of the day, this homeowner is dealing with taking a life. Me, Joes wife, is grieving and needed questions answered. Our son who isn’t 3 yet looks and asks for a daddy who is no longer here. Again though, nice story and yeah.

    • Jacob Paulsen October 16, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      Amber we can only report on the facts that are available. Authorities said based on their findings thus far in the investigation all indications are that Lloyd was invading the home when he was killed. That was reported by several local media outlets. Thanks for finding our site and commenting!

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