The Armed Citizen® Jan. 4, 2016

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posted on January 4, 2016
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No charges will be filed against a Hamshire, Texas, man who shot and killed a 16-year-old burglary suspect. When a barking dog awakened the homeowner during the night, the man grabbed his gun and investigated. He stumbled upon a masked intruder in his kitchen and fired several shots, hitting the bad guy at least once. The suspect fled and jumped a fence, but neighbors who had heard the shots held the teen at gunpoint until the authorities arrived. After the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical team arrived, they pronounced the juvenile dead. A grand jury cleared the homeowner. (The Courier of Montgomery County, Conroe, TX, 8/18/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
No charges will be pressed against a South Bend, Ind., man who used a firearm to defend himself during a home invasion. The 73-year-old man had returned to his home during the commission of the crime, and had confronted the culprit. During the resulting altercation the burglar was shot, and would succumb to his injuries. The prosecutor’s office determined that the incident constituted “justifiable homicide” under state law. The resident was not harmed during the event. (South Bend Tribune, South Bend, IN, 8/15/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1967
Milton (Bud) Hunter, a Raleigh, N.C. music store employee, saw through a window that two men were holding up a liquor store next door. He got a revolver and started across the alley just as the holdup men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, ran out. One of the thieves threatened to kill Hunter. He pulled his pistol and shot one of them in the leg. Police later arrested the pair and found $586, taken in the robbery, on one of them. Raleigh Police Chief Tom Davis’ letter of commendation said: “We appreciate this splendid example of good citizenship and initiative.” (The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC)

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