OKLAHOMA WOMAN DEFENDS AGAINST HOME INVASION
Oklahoma Self-Defense: A female resident in Yukon, Oklahoma defends her life against her ex-boyfriend who drove to her home after a heated phone call. The ex-boyfriend had broken into the home and confronted the female resident. The ex-boyfriend attacked the woman twice and during the second attack, she used a handgun to shoot the ex-boyfriend in the stomach. She called 911 and applied pressure to the wound. Jones was taken to the hospital where he died. The shooting is still under investigation. At this time, no arrests have been made and it is not clear if the woman would even face any charges. There was no known history of violence between the two.
Oklahoma Self-Defense | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City, OK
TEXAN MAN STOPS HOME INVADER
A Houston resident was asleep on the second floor of his house when he heard the glass break. The intruder broke in, entered the home, made his way up the stairs until the intruder saw the the homeowner who then discharged his weapon shooting the intruder in the neck. The intruder ran out the same way he came in, then knocked on nearby doors letting neighbors know he was shot. The intruder later collapsed a few houses away and was pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowner cooperated with investigators and is not expected to face any charges. Other neighbors say they witnessed the intruder knocking on other houses in the area before the shooting happened. One neighbor said "I have a newborn son...that's all I thought about...him, his mother. I didn't have a weapon in the household. I was at a disadvantage."
Texas Self-Defense | KHOU 11 News, Houston, TX
OFF-DUTY NYPD OFFICER THWARTS BREAK-IN
An off-duty NYPD detective shot a man who was breaking into his Long Island home. The detective, grabbed his gun and fired one shot, hitting the intruder in the eye. The intruder did not have a gun, but yelled, “I will kill you,” according to sources. The officer’s wife and children were asleep at the home, sources said. The intruder was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. The detective was not injured.
New York Self-Defense | New York Post, NYC, NY
TEXAN HOMEOWNER SHOOTS BURGLAR SUSPECT
Texas Self-Defense: A Longview man was arrested on a burglary charge after police say he was shot by a woman after he forced his way into her residence. The homeowner verbally gave orders for the burglar to leave, which he refused. The homeowner then shot the burglar because she was "fearing for her safety." The burglar was taken to a hospital where he was then taken into custody. He was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. The Sheriff credited the homeowner for her actions in the shooting: “This entire incident is an excellent example of the importance of our 2nd Amendment. I am thankful the homeowner was un-harmed but also thankful the suspect in this episode will now face his consequences through the judicial system; it could have ended a lot worse.”
Texas Self-Defense | Longview News Journal, Longview Texas
PENNSYLVANIA MAN FIGHTS OFF ARMED BURGLAR, SHOOTOUT ERUPTS
A Coatesville man returned home to find a burglar armed with an AR-15 standing in his apartment doorway. After a brief struggle, police said the suspect fired at least 7 shots and the armed citizen returned fire with his legally-owned firearm. No one was struck during the brief shootout. The AR-15 used in the shooting was stolen from the apartment along with another gun and a Playstation 5. Authorities did not provide a description of the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police immediately.
Pennsylvania Self-Defense | Fox 29 Philadelphia, PA
VERMONT HOMEOWNER STOPS MULTIPLE INTRUDERS
A man was shot inside a mobile home in Westminister. Police say the owner of the home encountered two intruders, a man, and a woman, and shot at them. The male intruder was hit. The man was driven to the urgent care center and subsequently transferred by helicopter to a medical center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The investigation is in its preliminary stages.
Vermont Self-Defense | Newport Dispatch News, Derby Line, VT
TEXAN HOMEOWNER DROPS KNIFE WIELDING BURGLAR
A Houston homeowner realized there was someone inside the home when he went to check on it after several other break ins recently had happened at his house. After failing to get in the side door, he went to the front door where he found the suspect leaving. The suspect then attempted to stab the homeowner with a knife, but the man pulled out his gun and shot the suspect. The suspect was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries. Detectives said the suspect took cash from the home before he was caught. The investigation is ongoing.
Texas Self-Defense | CBS Austin, Austin, TX
PENNSYLVANIA MAN KILLS PITT BULL TO SAVE HIS OWN DOG
An Ashland man shot an attacking pit bull to try and save his own dog. The Ashland man told police he was walking his small dog when a pit bull ran from a yard in the area and began attacking his dog. He reportedly attempted to separate the two animals, but when he couldn't, he pulled out his pistol and shot and killed the pit bull. No charges are expected to be charged against the man who fired the shot. The investigation is still ongoing by the police and charges are expected to be filed against the owner of the pit bull. The owner of the small dog took it to the veterinarian, but the dog had to be put to sleep due to its injuries suffered in the attack. The police chief reminded all Ashland residents to have their dogs licensed with all their correct paperwork, as well as up to date on shots. Dog owners also need to obey leash laws. The police have received several complaints and reports on dogs in the past several weeks.
Pennsylvania Self-Defense | Skook News, Asheland, PA
IOWA MAN KILLS PITT BULL TO SAVE HIS OWN DOG
A Perry resident opened fire to defend his family when a 22 year-old man tried to break into the rural home. The suspect suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Des Moines, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was discharged and taken into custody on charges of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and simple assault. Officials say it doesn’t appear the 22-year old man and the residents of the home had any relationship and this was an isolated incident.
Iowa Self-Defense | Who 13 News, Des Moines, IA
NEVADA WOMAN SHOOTS ARMED EX-BOYFRIEND WHO BROKE INTO HOME
A woman fatally shot her ex-boyfriend as he held a gun to the head of her current boyfriend after breaking into the woman's home. Preliminary information indicates the woman acted in self-defense. Police said the woman, her current boyfriend and her three young children were in the home when the woman called 911 as her former boyfriend smashed windows to gain entry into the home. The woman had a gun, prompting the ex-boyfriend to leave the home before returning moments later with a gun of his own. The woman then shot the ex-boyfriend when he put his gun to the head of her current boyfriend. No other injuries were reported and no identities were released. The police will submit a report on the incident to the District Attorney's Office for review. Circumstances of the incident indicate that the woman acted in self-defense include the fact that the ex-boyfriend “had ample opportunity to leave, however he chose to return back into the house armed with a handgun."