A resident of a home in Dothan, Ala., defended himself and his property when an intruder forced his way into the residence on Oct. 11, 2020.
The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. that Sunday morning when the burglar parked his vehicle 90 to 100 feet from the home, then approached it armed with a handgun. The burglar then forced his way into the home. Once inside, the burglar was confronted by a man residing at the home who was also armed.
The resident then shot at the intruder multiple times, striking and wounding the would-be burglar. The Houston County Sheriff's Office were called immediately after the exchange and arrived at the scene shortly after. The burglar was transported to a local medical center, where he died of his wounds two days later.
Authorities said that no charges would be filed in the case against the resident, because the intruder had forced their way into the home. It was also stated that the motive for the burglary is unclear, though the resident and intruder apparently knew each other. The 34-year-old intruder had previously been arrested more than 20 times prior to the incident and was on federal probation at the time of the break-in. No one else in the home was injured during the incident. (wtvy.com, Dothan, Ala., 10/14/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives April 1970
Huntsville, Ala., merchant Floyd Maddox saw someone trying to remove the burglar bars from the window of his store late at night and called police. Investigating officers arrived to find Maddox, armed with a shotgun, holding the would-be burglar captive on the roof of the firm. (Huntsville, Ala., Times)