Property Manager Shoots Burglar in Las Vegas

In late February 2016 a property manager in Las Vegas shot and killed a burglar that they confronted.

Las Vegas Shooting ABC Property Manager

Property Managers are in an industry where they never know what they will find. Calling on homes to do inspections, showing a rental to a potential tenant, and other situations where one has to wade into the unknown. This is one property manager that was not only armed but had given some thought to how to manage these situations.

It began when a locksmith called the property manager to inform them that someone was in the home. The property manager arrived and noticed someone in the yard. They confronted the burglar and a physical confrontation ensued in which the property manager was able to retrieve their firearm and fire.

“The property manager draws his weapon and starts giving verbal commands to the black male and then at that point, he engages in a fist fight, Lt. McGrath said.  “The fist fight goes to the ground, at some point, I don't know if he regains his footing, but he's able to retrieve his firearm.”

As a side note here it is worth mentioning that in hindsight this property manager would have done well to call the police instead of going to confirm in the property was indeed being burglarized or something similar.

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. cbanalyst on March 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

    That evil Property Manager had the nerve to shoot the poor robber, obviously victimized by society. The property manager should be horsewhipped !

  2. Ive on March 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Chalk up one for the good guy !!! Hope he got out of the LEO’s clutches O.K. ???

  3. David on March 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    We always hear from the perps relatives how good a person they were, etc. and that they didn’t deserve to be shot and it could have been handled differently. But the rule is the criminal gets to choose where he is and what he’s doing, but he does not get to choose how he will be punished if caught !

    • Jim Wildrick Jr on March 31, 2016 at 6:28 am

      Another poor kid that was a chior boy.oh my.didn’t matter if he was trying to beat the shit out of the manager.

  4. williamm on March 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    BUT….the perp’s Sunday School teacher AND his 4th grade teacher (the last year anyone can remember him coming to school….) both said he was ‘g0od kid’ who didn’t seem like he would do anything like that……

  5. Riggen hater on March 31, 2016 at 3:32 am

    If it would of been me,he would of never got close enough for a fist fight.i would of watched him bleed out

  6. Ishootbadguys on March 31, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Poor Burglar?! What an ignorant ass you are! He shouldn’t BURGLARIZE. Trespass & fight– which is assault. I’d shoot him too!

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