When a resident returned home one evening, he was confronted in his driveway by a man with a gun. The victim was ordered inside the residence where his family was being held hostage. Once inside, the victim was shot in the back. Wounded, he still managed to get a firearm and return fire. The alleged assailant fled on foot and was later located at a nearby residence. Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment and the victim’s family was reportedly unharmed. (The Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio, 2/29/2012).
The Armed Citizen Extra
(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman)
A woman and her husband were asleep in their apartment late on a Monday night when they were awoken by a banging sound at their front door. The woman, 28, went to the living room to find a stranger wandering around. She called the police, retrieved a nearby handgun and held the intruder, Carlos Rodriguez, until they arrived. Rodriguez told police that he thought he’d returned to his own apartment and that he’d broken in when he couldn’t get the door to open-it was later found that Rodriguez had the right apartment number, just the wrong building. He was also reportedly sporting a .21 BAC. He faces possible residential entry and criminal mischief charges. (The Times, Portage, Ind., 5/1/2012)
From The Armed Citizen Archives
June 1982: C.H. Meadows, 83, awoke to find an intruder choking his wife. When the Longview, Tex., householder tried to intervene, the criminal threatened him with a butcher knife. When the intruder began ransacking the house for loot, Meadows grabbed a .410 shotgun and opened fired, hitting the assailant in the shoulder and putting him to flight. (The Herald Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas)