Posts Tagged ‘ self-defense ’

SC: Authorities say teen used mother’s gun to kill burglar

November 12, 2015
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"A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother's gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday. ... The [13-year-old] boy said he heard a vehicle pull up behind his house, then heard someone trying get inside a few minutes later. At that point, the teen picked up his mother's gun and went to the back door of the home. ... he fired the gun through the door and the person outside fired back. The boy fired several more shots, apparently wounding the suspect. ... Charleston County sheriff's officials reported that a gray Chevy Sonic pulled up to a local hospital with several bullet holes. An affidavit states the passenger in the car had three gunshot wounds and was rushed to the emergency room in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead." (11/11/15)

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OK: Tulsa resident fatally shoots intruder in apparent home invasion

November 9, 2015
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Tulsa World    

"A man is dead after he was shot during an apparent home invasion Sunday morning in north Tulsa, according to Tulsa police. Sgt. Dave Walker of the TPD Homicide Unit said the incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the 300 block of East 27th Court North. Police said the intruder, a 44-year-old man, knocked on the house's front door and spoke with a male occupant before the occupant closed the door, Walker said. The intruder then reportedly kicked in the front door and entered the home. As the intruder walked through the front door, the occupant shot the intruder four times, police said." (11/09/15)

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CO: Man shot after attempted home invasion

October 15, 2015
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"A man was shot after he allegedly hopped the fence of a home in Denver Wednesday morning. According to Denver Police, around 4:15 a.m., they received a report of a possible break in and shooting in the intersection of South Wolff Street and West Exposition Avenue. A short time later, a man walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound. He had non-life-threatening injuries. The homeowner reportedly heard someone hopping the fence when he was home with two kids. The homeowner called their relatives who showed up at the property. One of the relatives shot the alleged intruder who was in the homeowner's backyard. ... Police say there was a legal marijuana grow-operation in the detached garage where the shooting took place." (10/14/15)

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IN: Woman uses medieval combat training, sword to stop intruder

October 11, 2015
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Indianapolis Star    

"When a man broke into Karen Dolley's home on Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword. The 43-year-old woman said she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house near 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis' Eastside. She leapt out of bed, turned on the lights and saw him standing in her living room, she said. Then her instincts kicked in. Dolley, standing 5-foot-6, said she immediately attacked, punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom. She reached for her gun in a nearby drawer, but she accidentally opened the wrong drawer during the chaos of the moment, so her gun wasn’t there. She reached for her backup weapon, a Japanese-styled sword called ninjato, which she keeps near her bed. Her intruder crouched in the bedroom as she held him at sword-point until police arrived, she said." (10/10/15)

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TX: Intruder shot and killed during struggle

October 6, 2015
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"A fatal shooting at the Summit Apartment Complex will likely go before a grand jury to decide if the woman believed to have pulled the trigger should face charges. On Friday night, a man and a woman reportedly forced their way into an apartment where they attacked a woman. She grabbed a gun and shot at both the man and the woman. Hannah Renee Summerfield, age 22, died at the scene. Her alleged accomplice, Richard Garza, managed to get away, but was tracked down by police the next day. He's accused of burglary." (10/05/15)

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FL: Intruder shot to death by homeowner

September 24, 2015
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Miami Herald    

"A Little Torch Key man tried breaking into a Big Pine Key house Tuesday night but was shot dead by the homeowner. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that Andrew Grzych, 29, died on the porch of the Oleander Boulevard home he was breaking into around 11 p.m. He was shot by the homeowner, Patrick Wunsch, 31, who was armed with a semi-automatic Glock pistol, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin. Wunsch was not arrested and the State Attorney's Office has not pressed charges. Herrin said the investigation is ongoing, but this could be a case of self-defense." (09/24/15)

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NM: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

September 17, 2015
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Albuquerque Journal    

"A 59-year-old Plactias homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder early Wednesday morning, according to the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Keith Elder said that between 6 and 6:30 a.m., the male intruder entered a home located on N.M. 165 in Placitas. As the two men struggled over a handgun, the homeowner 'overpowered' and shot the intruder. Elder said investigators believe that the gun involved in the shooting belonged to the intruder. ... The suspect, who died at the scene, has not been identified." (09/16/15)

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OK: 85-year-old shoots intruder twice during home invasion

September 14, 2015
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Tulsa World    

"A scuffle with an 85-year-old Tulsa homeowner left an intruder in critical condition at a local hospital Saturday night, police said. Officers responded to a 911 call around 11 p.m. to the 1700 block of West Marshall Street from a homeowner who said he was stuck under a chair and a burglary suspect was still in his home, police said. Police arrived at the scene and found the suspect had been shot twice in the torso; he was transported from the scene in critical condition." (09/14/15)

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OH: Intruder dies after being shot inside Dayton home

September 9, 2015
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"Police were called to Richmond Avenue just after 4 a.m. on initial reports of a shooting. Detective Richard Blommel from the Dayton Police Department told 2 NEWS Wednesday morning a woman called police when a man tried to get in her house through an upstairs window. The suspect made it inside the house after police were called and the woman shot him. The suspect then ran went back outside and ran down the street but collapsed a short distance later. ... Police found him on the street where he collapsed. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, but later died of his injuries." (09/09/15)

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FL: Teen fatally shoots father who broke into mother’s home armed, wearing ski mask

September 9, 2015
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"Authorities say a ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend's house and threatened her with a gun was shot dead by their teenage son. ... The teen told police he shot his father after [John Heisler] pointed the gun at him and his mother. Heisler was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed." (09/08/15)

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OR: Resident shoots two of four violent intruders, killing one

September 7, 2015
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The Oregonian    

"A Gresham man shot and killed one of four intruders who had entered his mobile home Saturday and began stabbing him with a knife. The 34-year-old resident fought back by grabbing a pistol and shooting two of his attackers, Gresham police say. Police arrived to find one of the suspected intruders, a 25-year-old man, dead at the scene from a gun injury. The resident also shot a 16-year-old suspect, who was brought to a local hospital and Sunday morning was still being treated there." (09/06/15)

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OK: Intruder shot after breaking into apartment, another suspect still on the run

September 2, 2015
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"Officials say an alleged intruder is dead and a second suspect is still on the run after allegedly breaking into an apartment in southwest Oklahoma City. ... The victim told authorities that he heard a knock at the door, but noticed that the alleged suspects were covering the peephole. At that point, the alleged suspects shouted 'police,' and forced their way into the apartment. Once they were inside, the victim told officers that they all began fighting and that one of the suspects was shot and killed." (09/01/15)

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TX: Homeowner shoots intruder

August 12, 2015
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"A Lake Highlands homeowner shot an intruder Tuesday morning. Kendrick Dickson says a loud sound woke him from a nap. He realized two men had pried open a side door with a crowbar and were walking through his house. 'I was kind of scared at first,' he said. 'I got my 8-month-old little boy here.' Dickson says he grabbed his rifle and confronted the pair. 'I stood right over there and shot him. And, as I shot him, his friend pushed him down on the ground and ran out,' he said. The injured attempted burglar managed to escape as well, leaving a trail of blood. By the time Dickson called police, they had already received a report of a man with a gunshot wound seeking help at a nearby convenience store." (08/11/15)

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FL: Man shot during home invasion

August 3, 2015
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"A man is recovering from serious injuries after being shot early Monday morning in an apparent home invasion, authorities said. The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Manorville Drive, just south of Interstate 10 and west of Interstate 295. Police are investigating a violent confrontation between a homeowner and an intruder. Police said the homeowner directed them to his back yard, where they found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to UF Health with life-threatening injuries; police later said that he is expected to survive." (08/03/15)

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TX: Pastor shoots alleged burglar at church

July 28, 2015
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"A pastor shot an alleged burglar at his church Tuesday morning in Baytown, Texas, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was asleep in his office at around 6 a.m., when he heard the alleged intruder, said Baytown Assistant Chief Roger Clifford. 'We have some exterior video, which we'll be releasing later today, showing the perpetrator forcing his way inside the church,' Clifford said, adding that the alleged burglar made a 'loud commotion' that woke Holmes up. 'He retrieved his pistol, he went to investigate, and basically he saw the suspect leaving with some electrical equipment,' Clifford said. Holmes told police that the suspect, Lee Marvin Blue, 27, turned aggressively toward him and he fired a shot, striking Blue in the shoulder." (07/28/15)

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WA: Homeowner shoots intruder during attack

July 20, 2015
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"Police say a 70-year-old homeowner shot a man who came into his home and began attacking his roommate. ... The homeowner told police that he had fired five shots from a 9mm handgun, but was not sure if he had actually hit the man. Investigators learned the man had lived on the property in the past and there was some history of violence between the parties. King County sheriff's detectives said about 15 minutes into their investigation, a man called 911 from Fall City, saying he'd been shot. When deputies arrived at the 33600 block of Redmond-Fall City Road to question the man, they determined he was the assault suspect who had been shot about 10 miles away." (07/20/15)

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MD: Man fatally shot as he tries to break into home

July 7, 2015
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"Prince George's County police are investigating a break-in that turned deadly early Monday morning. It happened at a house in a gated community on Blue Sage Lane in Upper Marlboro. Police say the man who was shot was trying to climb through a window when the man who lives there fired his gun. ... Police say the two individuals had a prior romantic relationship." (07/06/15)

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OH: Elderly woman fires on home invader

June 24, 2015
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WFMJ News    

"Goshen Police say an elderly woman fired a shot at a man who broke into her rural Green Township home .... The woman, who police say is in her 70's, tells police that she observed the suspect walking down her drive way. He knocked on the door and when she didn't answer, he went around back and broke into her home using a rock. ... the woman grabbed a gun and went into the bathroom. As the suspect made his way through the house, the woman stepped out and fired at him. Police don't believe the woman hit the suspect." (06/23/15)

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TX: Business owner shoots burglar during attempted robbery

May 26, 2015
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KHOU    

"A business owner returning to his shop caught a man attempting to rob his business. The owner confronted the intruder in the 8500 block of Westcott Road and after a brief skirmish, the owner shot the man, who later died at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The owner didn't suffer any injuries." (05/23/15)

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MD: One dead after men dressed as women try to run stolen car through gate at NSA lair

March 31, 2015
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Indiana Gazette    

"Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop a stolen car Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt. ... The car that rammed the police vehicle had been stolen Monday morning from a hotel in Jessup, Maryland, said Mary Phelan, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department. She declined to name the hotel, citing the ongoing investigation, or release any further details, referring all questions to the FBI." (03/30/15)

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VA: Mom shoots intruder who broke into home while baby was asleep: “It’s either him or me”

March 13, 2015
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WTRK News    

"A man is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after police say he was shot while breaking into a Newport News home. 'It was either him or me,' said Allie. 'I have my daughter to protect.' Allie wasn't going to let anyone hurt her daughter. ... 'Someone started banging on the door and messing with the door knob,' said Allie. 'He was screaming like, 'Let me in baby, we are okay let me in, they are out to kill me,' I looked through the peephole and I didn't recognize who it was, so I latched the top lock, ran to the back, called 911 and got my gun.' ... Allie says while she was grabbing the gun, she heard a crash and saw the man had forced his way in, breaking through a window in her daughter's playroom. ... She shot the intruder twice. One bullet went through his hand and into his stomach, the other hit his groin. Police say the 25-year-old man is in the hospital recovering but when he's out, he could face a burglary charge." (03/12/15)

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TX: Man uses gun to protect pregnant wife, son from home invasion suspects

March 5, 2015
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KTRE 9 News    

"A Wells family is recovering after a harrowing home invasion incident early Monday morning in which a man fought to protect his pregnant wife and young son from two suspects. ... 'The first thing I wanted to do was get my son out of his room and get him with my wife and get them locked up in a bedroom while they're were on the phone with 911,' [Kevin] Budro said. When Budro saw the intruder, he got his gun and started to shoot. 'My son's room was right there 10 feet from where the intruder was standing,' Budro said. 'I had no mercy at all. I did not care. If I had gotten my hands on him, I don't know what would have happened.' At that point, the suspect ran out the back door and into the woods behind the home. After Budro followed him, he realized that there was a second suspect who wanted to do him harm. ... Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies determined that the second suspect tried to slit Budro's throat open, but the home owner defended himself with his arms." (03/04/15)

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LA: Intruder dead after early-morning home invasion

March 3, 2015
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"One man is dead after police say he was shot and killed as he and another man broke into someone's home. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Kimbrough Street. This is off of Shreveport-Barksdale Highway. Shreveport police say one of the masked intruders was armed with an AK-47, and as one of the men turned a corner in the home, the homeowner shot him. Police say illegal drugs were found inside the home, which they believe was a motivating factor in the robbery." [editor's note: And "child services" is in on it because of the drugs; would anyone put up with this kind of victim blaming if it was a rape case? - TLK] (03/03/15)

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

February 24, 2015
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WCNC News    

"Catawba County deputies said two burglars broke into the home on the 7400 block of Riverbend Road in Claremont around 9 a.m. The suspects broke a window around the back of the house and came in through the basement. Meantime Bruce Fox heard the men entering his home and got a 12 gauge shot gun. Fox called police but the men came after him. 'Subject kicks in the door leading into the hallway, he comes down the hallway toward the homeowner and the homeowner fires one shot with the shotgun striking the subject in the chest,' said Sheriff Coy Reid, Catawba Co. Sheriff Reid said Fox will likely not be charged, but the case will turned over to the district attorney. ... As of Monday evening deputies were still searching for the other burglar who ran away from the scene." (02/23/15)

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TX: Suspected home intruder shot in head by apartment resident

February 19, 2015
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ABC 13 Eyewitness News    

"A man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after an attempted home invasion. It happened at an apartment complex on Hollister in northwest Houston. The resident of one of the apartment units told police a man broke the bedroom window and began crawling inside. The resident then grabbed his gun and shot the intruder in the head." (02/19/15)

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