Burglar Fatally Shot After Cracking Man's Skull, Punching Wife In Face

Tarry Adams was fatally shot by a homeowner after he and an accomplice cracked the man's skull.

Nashville, TN – A Tennessee homeowner fatally shot a convicted felon on Mar. 28, after a pair of burglars broke into his home and assaulted him and his wife.

Brent Bishop, 43, was just arriving home when two men entered the back door of his house, and struck Bishop’s unsuspecting wife in the face, the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said in a news release.

Unaware of the invasion, Bishop walked into his residence, and noticed the back door standing open. He made his way into the kitchen, where one of the intruders struck him in the head with a “blunt object,” police said.

The burglars ordered Bishop to hand over three long guns and a pistol, which were located in the homeowner’s safe. While the man complied with their commands, his wife fled to a neighboring residence.

Weapons in hand, the burglars ran from Bishop’s home, unaware that the man had another handgun tucked away in his residence.

Bishop grabbed the handgun, raced outside to find his wife, and stumbled upon the burglars once again.

During the altercation that ensued, the homeowner fired his gun at 27-year-old Tarry Adams, Jr., killing him.

A manhunt is underway for the second assailant, who dropped Bishop’s guns, and took off on foot, police said.

Bishop sustained a skull fracture during the altercation, and was hospitalized overnight, his wife told WSMV.

According to police, Adams was wanted on two probation violation warrants at the time of the home invasion.

His criminal history included “multiple convictions” for offenses including aggravated assault, felony theft, auto burglary, attempted burglary, methamphetamine possession for resale, and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon, according to the MNPD news release.

Adams was also the prime suspect in a Feb. 6 home invasion at Bishop’s residence, during which a flat-screen television was stolen.

Police were still working to determine why the suspects targeted Bishop’s home, WSMV reported.

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CJSpencer
CJSpencer

I hope he gut shot the SOB and he died in excruciating pain.

gfc1963
gfc1963

More trash that should be behind bars instead of being free. But I guess that does'nt matter now! Rot in hell.

crowman313
crowman313

What do I always say: He called the tune, he paid the piper.

Ronnytx031
Ronnytx031

Prayers for a full recovery and steady aim.

Cmllrdrgz
Cmllrdrgz

I am a Blue Lives Matter Family ALL the way but I honestly don't understand how the article stated "the police don't know why Bishop's house was targeted." I say it was targeted because when they broke into their house the first time they saw the locked gun safe and they wanted to make sure they would come home when the "weekest" person of the family was alone to break into the house. I am glad she wasn't weak and was a lion!!! I pray for the Bishop's family, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, to completely heal this family and allow them to restore themselves of this terrible crime. We all have to be vigilant at all times!! Next time it could be one of us. Ask yourself, "Are you really ready?"

RunCop
RunCop

Boom boom out go the lights a-hole!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

well, he won't be burglarizing anyone again............. he got the prize for that one.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
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Now respond with one of your 3 autistic phrases so we can finish this loop.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd ooooh, i think @RunCop would be a great addition to the B1RD franchise! I'll reference the picture in this article and draw my mental image of RunCop as Rusty the Rodent. Stink lines and all.

Moonbaby
Moonbaby

If you has read the article you would know He was shot & killed. And they're still looking for the other guy.

FedUpGirl
FedUpGirl

Karma is a b i t c h

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

Sounds like the perp had inside info though, doesn't it? Hope and pray for a speedy recovery for the Bishops, but they need to either get better security or move. Is TN a stand your ground state?

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

The entire problem with our criminal justice system is within this article. The now -deceased perp was 27 years old and had a rap sheet as long as your arm - yet he was out of prison on probation and was wanted for violating that - twice.

Katarina
Katarina

Meanwhile, in England, a home invader was stabbed by a homeowner and died. The homeowner was arrested for murder. Is this the crazy path we want for America? First our gun rights, then our right to defend ourselves and our homes?