The Armed Citizen® Feb. 9, 2024

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posted on February 9, 2024
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Armed Citizen® Today

An alleged burglar is dead after attempting to break into the home of an armed single woman near Fayetteville, N.C. on Dec. 20, 2023.

Dispatchers received a call from a distraught woman, who said she had used her Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun to shoot a 30-year-old man attempting to force his way into the back porch window of the woman's house. "Somebody just broke into my house, and I had to shoot him," the victim told police.

Police arrived on scene to find the wounded, but conscious, suspect, who was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. (Fayetteville Observer; Hope Mills, N.C.; 12/20/23)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – April 1962

After loitering in A.A. Dear's Anniston, Ala., market for several minutes, a man pulled a pistol and demanded that Dear give him the money in the cash register. Dear then was forced to lie behind the counter. Dear had a .38-cal. revolver on a shelf and rose firing when he heard the thief close the front door. The holdup man fell dead on the sidewalk, hit by three shots. (The Anniston Star)

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