On May 9th, 2014 Marvin Louis Guy was nicely tucked in and asleep in bed with his wife in their Killeen home. At around 5:30am there was a commotion as his house was being invaded. Startled by men coming in through his window and fearing for his life he did what anyone would have done, he grabbed his gun. It was all over in a couple seconds and Marvin and his wife were still alive. Thankfully he was armed and was a hero for saving his wife’s life from imminent death. He had shot four men in total. One of the thieves was hit in the face, one in the thigh and two bad guys were hit in the chest. All of this perfectly legal in Texas with S.B. 378 “Stand Your Ground” law in place. He had nothing to worry about as everything seemed cut and dry, except for one small detail.
The home invaders were also members of the Kileen S.W.A.T. team. They were doing a no-knock raid on a citizen under the cover of darkness and with no proof or evidence of any wrong doing. An informant, usually some low level druggie that gets caught with drugs, tipped off police that Marvin might be in possession of an illegal substance with intent to sell. That was all they thought they needed to have the judge sign a warrant. Although much of Marvin’s private property was stolen from him during the raid like his laptop and 9mm pistol, no drugs were found.