Around 3 a.m. on a January morning in Warren, Mich., a 28-year-old homeowner and concealed-carry license holder parked in his driveway and proceeded to walk up to the front door of his house after returning from a night out. As he did so, a 22-year-old man ran up on him with a gun in hand. The homeowner drew his own gun and fired several shots at close range at the would-be assailant who returned fire.
They exchanged nearly 20 rounds during the encounter. The homeowner was not harmed in the exchange, while the suspect was struck in the leg and forearm. The suspect made his way back to his vehicle to flee the scene. Warren Police were in the area and even heard the shots. Minutes later, they spotted a car a few blocks away from the incident driving with its lights off.
When they tried to pull the car over, it sped off and they gave chase. Upon ending the chase, they found the driver of the car to be the suspect with the gunshot wounds. Police determined that the homeowner was simply defending himself. The suspect went to the hospital for his wounds and already had a criminal history. He is likely to be charged with armed robbery and attempted murder. (Fox 2 Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 01/22/2020) From the Armed Citizen® Archives September 1986
Donald Murker tried to talk to a gunman who had fired a volley of bullets into a Seattle, Wash., restaurant, wounding a waitress. When that proved unsuccessful, the former security guard went to his car to retrieve his licensed .357, but was shot by the gunman as he opened the door. Though wounded, Murker pulled the revolver and pointed it at the gunman, who froze. Murker then disarmed the man and held him until police arrived. (The Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Wash.)