The Armed Citizen® April 25, 2016

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posted on April 25, 2016
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A Denver-area family is grief-stricken after a neighbor’s dogs mauled one of their pets, an incident that resulted in the shooting death of one of the attacking animals. A man visiting his mother’s home heard dogs howling in the backyard. When he looked out to see what was happening, he saw his mother’s dachshund lying dead on the ground. Two of the neighbor’s dogs had broken through the fence and had started fighting with the family’s dogs. After killing the dachshund, the neighbor’s dogs attacked the family’s beagle. “That’s when I shot the one,” said the homeowner’s son. The neighbor’s other dog went into hiding, but animal control officers captured it once they responded to the scene. The beagle was treated for several bite wounds, but is expected to survive. (Fox31, Denver, CO, 1/17/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A would-be robber in Tampa, Fla., was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the head during a failed holdup. The 22-year-old suspect entered a convenience store with a large knife, threatened the clerk and announced a robbery. The employee was able to get to his handgun, which he fired at his assailant, ending the threat. The clerk was shaken up by the incident but was not injured. Police are investigating the event, but no charges have been filed against the clerk at this time. (Tampa Bay Times, Tampa, FL, 1/11/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1984
George Shamoun, a Royal Oak, Mich., merchant, was outside his store when he saw an armed woman, disguised as a man, holding a gun on his wife and demanding money. Shamoun slipped inside, but the assailant noticed him, turned and pulled the trigger. When her gun misfired, Shamoun drew his own pistol and killed the woman. No charges have been filed against him. (The Free Press, Detroit, MI)

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