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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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MI: Would-be burglar shot after being caught by homeowner

February 16, 2015
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"[A] homeowner in the 800 block of West VW Avenue [in Schoolcraft Township, Michigan] was shaken to attention when he heard 'loud knocking and the front door handle being rattled.' ... the homeowner heard the sound of glass breaking. It was then he saw one of the men standing inside his home. The homeowner shot the subject at this point -- sending the other would-be burglar running away from the residence. The fleeing suspect was caught and arrested. The suspect with the gunshot wound was taken to a local hospital to be treated." (02/15/15)

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PA: Alleged intruder fatally shot by homeowner

December 28, 2014
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"Authorities in western Pennsylvania say they’re investigating an apparent home invasion that ended with the death of the alleged intruder. The Washington County coroner says a homeowner fatally shot 37-year-old Emanuel Ladson after he broke into the house through a window early Saturday. Coroner Tim Warco says the California Borough homeowner confronted Ladson in the kitchen and fired once, hitting him in the chest." (12/27/14)

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CA: Drunken man wanders into wrong home; shot by homeowner

December 19, 2014
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"There are million dollar views from parts of Benicia that attract people to this quiet bedroom community. 'My parents have lived here for 18 years,' said Mike Zaretsky. But at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Zaretsky's parents had a serious scare. 'They started pounding on the sliding glass door,' explained Zaretsky. 'My mom heard, immediately called 911.' Within a matter of seconds, someone they didn't know used a planter rack from the backyard to break through the sliding glass door. 'The guy got in. Again my dad yelled, 'You don't belong here! Get out! I have a weapon!' The guy came in, went into the family room, and that's when my dad fired a shot,' said Zaretsky. The intruder was later identified as 24-year old True Hatch." (12/18/14)

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WA: Mom shoots drunk intruder

November 30, 2014
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"What would have been a quiet early Thanksgiving morning for a family in Edmonds, Wash. had been rocked by a shooting incident when a man allegedly broke into the family's temporary residence. The situation prompted the mother to shoot the alleged intruder after she heard the man pounding on the front door at 3:15 a.m. She first called 911 to ask for help. As the man tried to force his way inside, the mother realized that she could not keep him out so she decided to shoot the man .... The suspected intruder, 22, whose name was not revealed, was found wounded outside the house when the police came." (11/30/14)

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WV: Suspect dead in home invasion shooting

November 9, 2014
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"Officers with Martinsburg Police Department responded to a home on Winchester Avenue Friday around 11:25 p.m. for a report of a home invasion involving a shooting. It was later learned an elderly handicapped man was home when two men kicked in his door, and were believed to be attempting to rob the man. The victim took a gun to attempt to scare off the two men. However, according to the victim, one of the intruders grabbed the gun. The gun then went off, shooting the suspect in the chest where he then collapsed." (11/08/14)

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WV: Intruder shot dead in Kanawha County

November 5, 2014
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"A burglar may have taken one chance too many in Kanawha County. Kanawha County Sheriff's Department deputies said a man was shot and killed when he broke into a home in the 200 block of Campbell's Creek Drive around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. ... Authorities have identified the intruder, but have not released his name. A full investigation is underway and the homeowner has been cooperative. Deputies do not plan to file charges against the unidentified homeowner, but will present their findings to the Kanawha County prosecutor's office to determine if charges are necessary. Humphreys said investigators are operating under the assumption the homeowner fired the fatal shot in self defense." (11/05/14)

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AK: Wasilla senior citizen scares would-be thieves away with gun

July 2, 2014
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"Troopers say a 65-year-old Wasilla resident shot at intruders early Tuesday morning, scaring the would-be burglars away. No one was injured, but the senior citizen, who wants to remain anonymous, was shaken by the ordeal. 'I heard something fall in the kitchen, a large quantity of things fall, and I thought the cats had done it,' said the victim. 'I thought maybe I could go back to sleep, but something told me do not do that, and that's when I reached for the gun.'" (07/01/14)

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Ireland: Shot burglar will face new “reasonable force” law

April 16, 2012
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"Gardai [police] are considering the case of a man shot with a legally held shotgun during an apparent attempted robbery .... The injured man, being treated in Beaumont Hospital, has an injury to his arm believed to have been caused when the son of Richard Lowndes, Graham Lowndes, came across men he believed to be carrying out a robbery on his father's farm .... Lowndes said he was 'just defending' his father's home when he opened fire with a legally held shotgun at what he believed to be men raiding the farm." (04/15/12)

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FL: Man may have killed guest in self-defense

April 9, 2012
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"Witnesses told investigators that Jakob Penrod, 21, and Gregory Gayle began fighting just before 9 p.m. at the home on Huggins Street. Gayle had been staying at the home for the past three weeks with his sister, who is Penrod's fiance, according to reports. Investigators said it appears Penrod shot Gayle to defend himself according to evidence gathered at the scene." (04/08/12)

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SC: Two burglars shot, killed

April 8, 2012
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Augusta Chronicle    

"Authorities say two men are dead after a man said he shot them as they tried to break into his Spartanburg County apartment. Deputies say the man was returning home around 12:10 a.m. Saturday when he fired on the men. Investigators say the gunshot victims were found behind air conditioners at the complex. Deputies say one had a ski mask on his head." (04/07/12)

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GA: Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery

April 5, 2012
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"A man who shot and killed another man Wednesday morning in Athens may have been acting in self-defense during a robbery, Athens-Clarke police said. He told police he shot 23-year-old Travis Sankwon Callaway after Callaway pulled a gun on him outside his home at Pinehurst Apartments off Tallassee Road." (04/04/12)

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NY: Supermarket worker won’t be charged for shooting burglar dead

March 13, 2012
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"A maintenance man who shot and killed a burglar who cut through the roof of a Queens supermarket will not be charged with a crime, police said. Angelis Candido, 54, was working an overnight shift at the Met Foodmarket on Jamaica Ave.at 173rd St. when he spotted the intruder about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. He grabbed [a] 12-gauge shotgun kept in the store and blasted into the man’s chest, killing him, police said." (03/13/12)

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