Originally Posted by Dartgod
I'm just saying that if he time to put a bullet in his head, drag him to another room and sit for a few minutes before the girl came down, then he certainly had time to search him for a weapon and tie him up or secure him in some way.
Originally Posted by Pestilence
This. The dude was obviously incapacitated enough that the old guy could drag him around. He could have easily secured him.
he dragged the first guy after the kill shot I thought.
I don't disagree it's possible, and I don't disagree this guy is a nut. but what are you securing him with? got some rope handy? handcuffs? You know before hand that the second person isn't coming down right away? It ended up that the second person didn't come down right away, but you can't afford to take that chance to tie someone up.
And even if you search him and find nothing on him, he could find your other gun downstairs if you turn your back on him. a pipe, a table leg, old lamp, etc. He could be yelling to his friend upstairs, giving information about the layout, your weapons, that you don't have a phone to call the police, etc.
Too many possible bad scenarios for me personally. If I know someone else is in the house, I'm eliminating one threat, trying to call for back up in some way if I can, and watching the fatal funnel that is the entrance to the basement and shooting anything I don't recognize coming down the steps. I don't care about taking prisoners in that case.
Anyway, just saying the kill shot on the first guy doesn't turn my stomach upside down as much as everyone else. given what we think we know about what happened, or what was reported to have happened.