Armed Citizen® Today
A Garland, Texas, apartment resident shot and killed two alleged home invaders after they forced their way into his apartment and opened fire on him.
The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. that Saturday, as multiple residents awoke to the sound of gunshots in the complex. According to police reports, the resident said the two suspects broke into the unit and suddenly started shooting. The armed man began returning fire, hitting both of the alleged burglars.
When police arrived, they found one suspect inside the apartment, while the other suspect had made it just outside the door before collapsing. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The resident voluntarily interviewed with detectives, who said "he was very cooperative with us." No charges have been filed against the resident. (FOX4, Garland, Texas, 3/18/23)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives – May 1963
When Mrs. Darlene Cucchiara was awakened by noises, this Pleasant Hill, Calif., mother of four small children loaded her .22 revolver and went downstairs to investigate. She found a man waiting just inside the kitchen door. When the intruder attempted to grab her, Mrs. Cucchiara fired six shots at her assailant at close range. He screamed and jumped through the open kitchen window. He was found in critical condition in the driveway by police. (Oakland Tribune, Pleasant Hill, Calif.)