MIDLAND, TX – Roommates living in a trailer in the Midland Trailer Park were attacked by a home intruder last Tuesday. The man was shot and killed. Now the roommates are telling their side of the story.
According to CBS7, on Sept. 29, deputies with the Midland County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 7100 block of Airline Road at the Airline & Mobile Home RV Park for the report of shots fired.
When the deputies arrived they found 26-year-old Ian Ramirez dead on the kitchen floor. After speaking with the three residents in the home the deputies decided the shooting was self defense. Now the shooter, Gunner Duffy, shares exactly what went down.
It all started with a Tuesday afternoon card game between Duffy and his roommate. The game was interrupted by an alarm from the security system on the front door.
"He had blue gloves on and a surgical mask, and he pointed at me and said you’re going to come with me. He was very matter-of-fact and very determined--it was stressful, it was scary.” said Duffy regarding seeing Ramirez for the first time. "You know I yelled to the intruder stay where you are, don’t move, stay where you’re at right now, don’t move, the cops are on their way,”
Duffy then bolted for the bedroom and grabbed his rifle. He proceeded to shoot Ramirez twice in the chest. He continued firing shots at Ramirez until he could get his girlfriend and roommate to safety. By the time authorities arrived Ramirez was already dead.
Duffy was shot in the shin and his roommate was shot in the shoulder. Neither of their injuries were life threatening.
“It’s a miracle! It’s a grace from whatever god or deity you believe in. That’s the way I see it. You know, something was there and gave me the ability to react the way I did; it gave me the ability to stand strong the way I did, and I think whatever did it, which I believe is GOD.” said Duffy.