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The Armed Citizen® July 29, 2019

The Armed Citizen® July 29, 2019

In Washington state, a homeowner encountered a vagrant who had broken into his home. He asked the intruder to leave the premises, however, the transient man refused and began to come through the back door aggressively. He allegedly attacked the owner of the home. In response, the homeowner grabbed a piece of wood and began to defend himself against his attacker in the kitchen, but this did not deter the homeless man. Fearing for the safety of his wife and himself, the man armed himself with a gun and fired a single shot at the burglary suspect. “The homeowner knew that he did the right thing, and the only thing he could do to protect himself and his wife,” said a representative of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner will not face any charges. However, the suspect was facing charges for first-degree residential burglary upon release from a local hospital, where he was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the chest. (q13fox.com, Seattle, Wash., 5/17/19)

Armed Citizen Extra
A person broke into the wrong apartment one Sunday night. After kicking in the door to a Tulsa home, a would-be burglar was confronted by an armed occupant. The resident fired on the intruder, forcing him to flee. Police found no evidence that anyone was hurt. (newson6.com, Tulsa, Okla., 6/10/19)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1971
Philip S. Summerhays, 27, noticed activity in a nearby parking lot when he arrived home late one night. Thinking somebody might be breaking into a car, he went to investigate and found a youth attempting to rape a 46-year-old woman. Summerhays drew a gun and held the youth for police. (The Salt Lake Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah.)

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