The Armed Citizen® Jan. 8, 2016

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posted on January 8, 2016
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When a California homeless man witnessed a young woman being beaten by a man near a Fresno, Calif., liquor store late one night, he didn’t hesitate to help. Paul DeLeon came across the fighting couple and used pepper spray on the male, who was later identified as the woman’s ex-boyfriend. The suspect responded by tracking down DeLeon and firing a gun at him several times, hitting him once in the arm. DeLeon, who had a registered handgun, returned fire, scaring off the suspect. The ex-boyfriend’s car was later found abandoned at a near-by intersection, though the man remains on the lam. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office called DeLeon a Good Samaritan, and said no charges will be brought against him. (abcnews.com, 8/7/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A Dayton, Ohio, woman was forced to take matters into her own hands during a recent home invasion when the authorities did not respond to her initial 9-1-1 call in time. The incident occurred when the woman was awakened by the sound of a man trying to break down her front door. She called the police, and was told by the dispatcher that an officer would be by to investigate. An hour later the cops still hadn’t come by to assist her, but the burglar was now attempting to break in through an upstairs window, leaving the resident no choice but to fatally shoot the intruder. (wdtn.com, Dayton, OH, 9/10/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1975
Two armed robbers in their 30s cut the alarm wires of Roy Tuggle’s Coral Ridge Fla., home and then broke in. Tuggle, 56, awakened and critically wounded one of the culprits with three shots from a handgun kept in his bedroom due to previous robberies. When he found the other robber holding a revolver to his wife’s head, Tuggle fired two shots, killing the robber where he stood. “Justifiable homicide,” said Assistant State Attorney Tom Kern. (The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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