The Armed Citizen® August 10, 2015

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posted on August 10, 2015
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A “doggie door” is not an invitation to enter someone else’s home. A Jefferson County (Colorado) homeowner was awakened by a dog that was barking in the middle of the night. When he investigated, he saw an intruder crawling into his house through the doggie door. The resident yelled at the man, later identified as being from Nebraska, and retreated to an upstairs room. Investigators say the intruder followed and the homeowner shot the Nebraskan in the leg and head during a struggle. The intruder later died. “Based on the totally of the circumstances, and the victim’s right to defend himself in his home,” the homeowner will not be charged, said Jacki Kelley of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. (The Sentinel, Golden, CO, 12/15/14)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1970
Late one evening, W.A. Hendrix became suspicious of two men busily loading a station wagon in front of a Birmingham, Ala., construction site. Taking a shotgun from his home, Hendrix went across the street to investigate. The pair attempted to escape in the car, and they refused to stop, Hendrix fired. The car crashed into a tree, and one man fled and was captured later. Hendrix held the other thief until sheriff’s deputies could arrive. (Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL)

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