The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2024

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posted on April 8, 2024
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An alleged burglar is lucky to be alive after suffering a gunshot wound to the head following an encounter with an armed homeowner in Houma, La., on Feb. 21, 2024.

According to police, the homeowner said he heard noises coming from the first floor of his house at 5:15 that morning. When he went to investigate, he encountered and confronted the 34-year-old suspect. The homeowner fired once, causing the suspect to flee the home.

Police tracked the suspect to another area home, where they found him hiding underneath a mattress with a gunshot wound to the forehead. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and was released after treatment. He currently faces charges of simple burglary and probation violation. A 26-year-old accomplice was also charged with burglary, obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (WDSU News; Houma, La.; 2/21/24)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – June 1982

Frank Rock heard someone breaking into his Racine, Wis., home. He grabbed a .22-cal. rifle and went to investigate. He found a burglar just inside his bedroom window. Despite the homeowner's order to freeze, the intruder tried to dive out the window. Rock fired once, hitting the intruder in the buttocks. Police caught up with the would-be burglar at a nearby hospital. (The Journal-Times; Racine, Wis.)

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