The robbery happened about 6 p.m. Bill Gaede had just arrived home when he walked into his garage and was assaulted by two men, one of whom shot him in the face. The two then dragged Bill Gaede into his home and demanded cash, guns, and ammunition. They bound Gaede's hands and feet and beat him with an unspecified object. About that time, Gaede's son, 33-year-old Wolfgang Gaede, arrived and was met by the two men when he entered. He was thrown to the floor and also bound. The men ransacked the home and took several items before leaving, including ten to 15 guns and about $1000 in cash. Wolfgang was able to get a knife, cut himself free and call for help. There are actually three suspects in the shooting and robbery; two white men in their 40s, each around 5 feet 10 inches tall, and a third man, either white or Hispanic, in his 20s. They were in a white sedan and last seen heading towards Highway 180.
Bill Gaede was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center where he was treated for the gunshot wound and for several cuts on the head he suffered during the robbery, then released. He's expected to make a full recovery. The Fresno Bee went out of their way to ensure that everyone knows Bill Gaede is one of those dreaded "white supremacists". KSEE Channel 24 and KFSN Channel 30 are the only local media outlets that didn't try to play up the "white supremacist" angle.
In a separate KFSN story published later, Bill Gaede, who now has a fat lip, a black eye, and staples in his head, blamed Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims for creating the conditions that left him vulnerable. He said Mims refused to give him a concealed weapons permit, which is why he was unarmed when the men attacked him. Although Gaede has had several run-ins with the law, mostly for shooting a gun or having one where he shouldn't, he's never been convicted of a crime. Yet Sheriff Mims still denied him a CW permit. But Gaede admits that sheriff's deputies are making a concerted effort to track down the perps.
April Gaede is discussing the crime in this Stormfront thread, and says that her father was previously victimized by a home invasion in 2010. He was shot in the back with a tazer, but the perp left before he could recover and nothing was stolen. In December 2011, Bill Gaede was victimized by a drive-by shooting during which he heard 3-4 shots and the curtain on the window blew up; there were bullet holes in the window. April Gaede also published this update on her father's condition:
My dad actually spat the bullets out, they did reconstruction surgery to his mouth and he is home now. They actually beat him in the head with a hammer and his eye is swollen shut. My brother had a gun held to his head while they beat my dad, trying to get him to tell them where the " money" was...he thought he was going to die, (he has 4 kids under the age of 10 and one on the way)
Apparently they were under the impression that there was a large amount of money there. They stole guns from the house and money from his wallet. I will post more about it as things happen, some info I cannot post because they might be watching the internet.
My brother and dad saw them and can identify them.