Man Refuses To Leave Neighborhood Riddled With Crime

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(Memphis) Henry Wallace was just returning from work when he rushed up his driveway at 234 Ingle Avenue as bullets blew by

“This guy he was running up here, all the way up there and he was running his butt off,” said Wallace.

He had his eye on the man running, but it's what he heard that grabbed his attention.

“I heard this young guy, 'Help me sir, please help me.'"

A teenager had collapsed behind his home.

Wallace's wife rushed to dial 911, something they're doing far too often.

“It's really out of hand, really out of hand,” said Wallace.

Gunshots ring out all the time and things stolen left and right. His central air conditioner has already been replaced twice.

But the Wallaces aren’t giving up, aren’t moving.

“We built this house from the ground up, we can't move because we planted our seed,” said Wallace.

He's not joking - they left Orange Mound because of crime and he literally built this home with help from Habitat for Humanity.

It's his family's American Dream, and despite bullets flying through his backyard, he's not ready to leave it.

“It was just a foundation and Helen and I and our kids, we put everything on there,” said Wallace

Police were questioning neighbors, tracking footprints, and trying to figure out who pulled the trigger and why.


  • Fed up

    Ban guns so the legal folks can’t defend them selfs great idea!!! The thugs, convicted felons, illegals, and folks that can’t buy them legally obtain them through car and home burglaries. FYI even police cars have been broken into to get weapons. Bottom line is banishing guns will only work on good folks. Criminals will always find away just like they find away to get drugs. Now on the other hand if everyone was armed like Wild West crime might go down. I wouldn’t rob someone I know has an equal chance to shoot me. Take all guns away and it’s a shopping spree!!!

    • *TERMINUS*

      I strongly agree…as a law abiding citizen i have a right to stand my ground & thats exactly what im going to do……

    • JDM

      I’m not really keen on the idea of an outright ban on guns but I understand why people keep bringing it up.. they want to do something and the NRA tries to portray taking *any* action as pure evil. I think the NRA is the biggest problem.. they’ve become such a radical interest group they get in the way of any sensible discussion between the anti-gun and pro-gun groups. They’re not as interested in protecting rights as they are in opening markets for gun manufacturers. They’re a bought-and-paid-for lobby group and they’re just as bad as any other such lobby group. If the NRA was really interested in fighting gun crimes they wouldn’t keep undermining any effort to trace the source of guns used in crimes. Because there’s almost no data on where guns used in crimes come from the anti-gun groups go after the only source they can… legitimate makers and sellers.

      By the way if this was truly like the “Wild West” you’d be shooting single-action Ball & Cap revolvers so I wouldn’t get too nostalgic about that.

  • hank wesson

    Iam not giving up my guns or my knives and Iam a law abiding citizen take the guns from the thugs and illegals and find the source. What are the police doing? eating doughnuts?

  • Argent Furor

    Would be better off banning democrats , they seem to be the ones doing all the shooting.Banning “urban youth” would put an even larger dent in crime though.

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