A Nash County, N.C., homeowner defended himself and a woman inside his residence from an armed robber on the night of Feb. 15, 2021.
The homeowner and woman were inside the residence that Monday night when a 34-year-old man forced his way in. At some point during the break-in, the robber assaulted the woman with a construction hammer, causing serious injury. The homeowner, a concealed-carry permit holder, then engaged the hammer-wielding robber with a firearm and shot the robber several times.
The Nash County Sheriff's Office was called to the home that night. The robber was taken to a local medical center and was reported to be in stable condition Tuesday morning. The robber was charged with first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation into the home invasion is still ongoing. (jocoreport.com, Johnston County, N.C., 02/16/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives August 1984
Phillip Borelli, co-owner of a Hempstead, N.Y., auto dealership, noticed two men asking his brother Anthony, the other proprietor, about the price of a truck. Suddenly, one pulled an unidentified weapon and struck Anthony on the head, knocking him to the ground. Phillip pulled his licensed revolver and fired, sending the two attackers fleeing. (The Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.)