Armed Citizen® Today A homeowner in Miami, Okla., defended himself and his property when a robber forced his way into the home in the early morning hours of Jan. 8, 2021.
The homeowner was in the living room when someone began banging on the back door shortly after midnight that Friday. When the homeowner heard someone climb through the back window, he armed himself with a shotgun. The robber then approached the armed resident, and the homeowner fired once at the intruder. The robber was struck by the shot.
Miami police were called around 12:16 a.m. and reported to the scene. The stricken robber was taken to the Miami Integris Hospital, were he was pronounced dead. The robber had 12 outstanding warrants for his arrest including child abuse, larceny, drug violations, threats of violence, domestic assault and burglary. No charges are being sought against the homeowner. (tulsaworld.com, Tulsa, Okla., 01/08/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives June 1970
When grocer Bonnie Lee Meeks of Anderson, Calif., told four teenagers to leave his store at closing time, one drew a 9 mm pistol. Meeks covered the youth with his own .38 caliber revolver and disarmed him. The other three fled, but were arrested soon after. (Record-Searchlight, Redding, Calif.)