The Armed Citizen® Jan. 18, 2016

posted on January 18, 2016
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Score two for one armed citizen. A Dayton, Ohio, woman who has been targeted by criminals multiple times has used a gun to protect herself twice. The latest incident occurred in September, when the 46-year-old fatally shot a man who broke into her home in the wee hours of the morning. At about 3 a.m. one day, she called 911 to report that someone tried breaking in through a first-floor window. Security bars there kept him out; however, the man then climbed to the second story and broke through another window. The woman hid in the bathroom and shot the intruder when he came in after her. The wounded man jumped from the second story and fled, but he was found dead nearby. The same homeowner also wounded a home invader in 2013. An investigation of the latest case is ongoing. (Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH, 9/10/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
When three men broke into a Tulsa, Okla., home, the female resident was prepared for them. According to the victim, the crooks pried her door open and broke a window as they entered her residence. Armed with a handgun, the homeowner opened fire when one of the intruders approached her menacingly. While none of her shots found their mark, they were successful in sending all three criminals running for the door. The police are working to identify and capture the failed burglars. This is not the first time that the victim’s home has been targeted by criminals. (, Tulsa, OK, 8/31/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1964
When E.W. Corrick was accosted by an armed robber in his Galveston, Texas, grocery store, he turned over the day’s receipts to the bandit, at the same time grabbing his own gun. As the intruder started to flee, Corrick ordered him to stop. The bandit turned and fired his gun at the grocer. The storeowner returned fire and the bandit fell, wounded. (The Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX)


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