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Thwarted Lloyd Irvin Home Invasion Suspect Also Main Suspect in Maryland Serial Killer Case

(Video courtesy WUSA9 News)

When Lloyd Irvin successfully disarmed a gun-toting home invader back in October 2008, he may have dodged a much bigger bullet than being robbed, as was assumed to be the reason behind the break in at his Maryland home.

According to a report by news channel WUSA9, one of the suspects in the case has been labeled as a possible serial killer by Prince George’s County Police Chief, Robert Hylton.

Here’s the 911 call made by Irvin’s wife that night.

In the early morning hours of that fateful October morning, Irvin, a decorated black belt and acclaimed instructor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, awoke to find two armed gunman who had entered his home through a broken window standing over him as he slept on the sofa in his living room. 

Doing as he was told, Irvin went upstairs and woke up his wife,  his then-four-year-old son, and his houseguest and student, UFC fighter Brandon Vera who had been training with Master Lloyd for his upcoming UFC 89 fight with Keith Jardine in Manchester a few days later.

The gunmen separated the group and as soon the two men were apart, Irvin seized the opportunity to strike. Utilizing the same weapon defense techniques he had taught police and military personnel, Irvin disarmed one of the assailants after removing the clip from his gun.

"I’m not layin’ down for nobody. I saved my life, I saved my family’s life…The opportunity flashed, I went for it," Irvin says. "I was able to make the cartridge come out, I was able to take the gun from the guy. And once I got the gun from him, he ran out."

Both men fled the scene and were not apprehended until recently. The case was inexplicably stamped "nolle prossed" or no longer being pursued by prosecutors earlier this year, as were several other charges against the suspect according to court records, which may indicate they are using their resources to investigate the more serious murder charges .

According to the WUSA9 report, the yet-to-be-named suspect is being held on federal gun charges pending indictment in at least one, or as many as five murder cases.

The scary part is that, had the incident happened a few days later, Irvin and Vera would have been in Manchester and the outcome may have been very different for Lloyd’s wife Vicki and young son, who is still suffering from anxiety because of the incident.

The reality isn’t lost on Mrs. Irvin, who is counting her blessings even more now that news of the suspect’s alleged grisly criminal deeds have surfaced.

"My heart goes out to the families that were actually killed, and I’m just so thankful that– I mean it could have been us. Thank God Lloyd had the skills to disarm this person," says Vicki.

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J-Dog- July 26, 2010 at 6:09 am
"Also, in addition to wanting to look cool some do not chamber a round while they carry for safety reasons. Especially if you like to cram it down the front of your waistband as a holster."

That's also very true. Many Saturday Night Specials that you find on gangsters are infamously un-safe weapons. I knew a guy who had a cheap .380 that discharged when it was dropped on a floor. A good pistol won't do that. I wouldn't trust the safety on any low-rent single-action pocket pistol, and those are very common amongst street thugs. I took several of them off the street when I was the po-po. I don't think I ever caught someone with a quality firearm like Glock, Sig, H&K, S&W, Colt, etc, etc.

My S&W 9mm on-duty pistol had a magazine disconnect safety. I was taught that if it was imminent that you were going to lose control of your weapon, release the magazine so it renders the gun inoperable.
Deadpanda- July 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Bravo to Mr. Irvin! Remember, police are there to solve your murder, not stop it.
fourTwenty- July 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm
J-Dog is correct.
Most S&Ws will not fire with the clip removed.
Most double-action pieces I'm familiar with will not fire with the clip removed.

Also, in addition to wanting to look cool some do not chamber a round while they carry for safety reasons. Especially if you like to cram it down the front of your waistband as a holster.

He also mentions in another interview that even if he had of been shot it would have given Vera the chance to do something whilst Master Llyod and dumbfuck were tussling.

Thug one to thug two, while appraising Irving and Vera, "Dude, I think we fucked up. Yeah, yeah we fucked up."
Mike Russell- July 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm
 @Cock_Chestnar: I was thinking the same thing. "What the hell did he do to have to sleep on the couch?"
rlh61- July 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm
@ Viva...fuckin' hilarious. Still laughing...
k-onda- July 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Why was he sleeping on the couch? Hummm...
macreadysshack- July 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm
I didn't know about that, J-Dog. I've only had Glocks and an HK USP .40 compact. I know the Glocks will fire with the mag removed but I don't think I ever tried with the HK. I'll try it. It's a stupid thing not to know about my own gun.
Cock_Chestnar- July 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Sleeping on the couch? Methinks someone bought their wife a vacuum for her birthday.
J-Dog- July 23, 2010 at 11:56 am
Some semi-autos such as most S&W will not fire the chambered round when the magazine is removed. That is probably the reason for trying to drop the mag when disarming a bad guy. I don't believe the Glock mentioned in the call has a magazine disconnect safety.

Also, some stupid hood rats carry their gun un-chambered so they can jack one in for intimidation like in the movies.
macreadysshack- July 23, 2010 at 11:47 am
I didn't see anything about the chambered round - if there was one. Stripping the mag is a damned good place to start if you aren't able to field strip the entire weapon, oil and re-assemble it while it's in the other man's hand. Jet Li can do that easily.

So, what was Brandon Vera up to? Just chillin? J/K, there's no way to armchair quarterback that kind of incident.

Glad they caught those shitheels.
justscrappin- July 23, 2010 at 11:47 am
Can you imagine being an armed gunmen and getting punked like that? At least dude was smart enough to take off. I know someone mentioned Vera being a sight...a towering dude with tats...but I'm pretty sure Irvin is just as scary looking at 6'3" 230lbs. So you come into the house with two enormous dudes...and then you split yourself from your partner? Retards.
J-Dog- July 23, 2010 at 11:36 am
Woulda been cooler had Irvin KILLED the guy.
paskhl- July 23, 2010 at 11:35 am
Didn't he talked abt removing this one as well?
Thinking that straight when you just woke up with 2 guns in your face...That guy is for real!
ScarTissue- July 23, 2010 at 11:22 am
Is his wife wearing a shirt with her own name on it? wtf?
justscrappin- July 23, 2010 at 11:16 am
Bones elbows>being pistol whipped
2DaDeath- July 23, 2010 at 11:01 am
Awesome story!

You see that shit all the time in movie's, but... it seriously has to be the biggest accomplishment and proudest moment of any man's life: saving one's wife and kids from the bad guy/s.
blackboxmma- July 23, 2010 at 10:51 am
What about one in the chamber Llyod?
SumDumGuy- July 23, 2010 at 10:47 am
^ I LOL:ed for like a minute!!!!
Thank you for brightening up my day...
cecils_pupils- July 23, 2010 at 10:41 am
Irvin is one bad ass mofo. Stayed cool and didn't lose his head. Serious props to Lloyd for protecting his family.
Viva Hate- July 23, 2010 at 10:33 am
Luckily the criminals did not pistol whip Vera, having your face crushed would suck.
Tact- July 23, 2010 at 10:25 am
Damn, that is pretty badass. "Removed the gunclip", that is some Steven Seagull shit, something you would see in a B-action movie and say to yourself "yeah right".

And then Vera being there haha, this tower of a man covered in hieroglyphic tats, the dudes who broke in must of been saying to themselves "hmmmmm, bad idea?".
Mike Russell- July 23, 2010 at 10:24 am
 Lloyd got a copy of the call and posted it on his website to disprove the rumor that he made the story up to attract new students.
Almost North- July 23, 2010 at 10:22 am
Whats up with this trend in 911 calls getting released at random?
Neggar Wants a Watermelon- July 23, 2010 at 10:21 am
Would've been cooler if he triangled the guy.
nicey- July 23, 2010 at 10:19 am
murraland is full of pieces of shitttttttttt. and crabs.