The Armed Citizen® July 24, 2012

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posted on July 24, 2012
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Raymond Hiles, 25, was arrested after being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was shot after breaking into the home of Fred Ricciutti, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran. Ricciutti had been asleep with his wife, who was ill at the time, and heard a noise at about 4:30 a.m. He then saw someone come into the room. Ricciutti quickly drew a gun from a nearby drawer and shouted a warning at Hiles before firing once. (York Daily Record, Elizabeth, Pa., 5/10/12)

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July 1983: Because he hadn't heard anything from his guard dogs, Justice of the Peace Cameron Gray of Grand Prairie, Tex., was hesitant when his wife told him an intruder was in their home. Nevertheless, after grabbing a .38 cal. revolver, he found the prowler in the kitchen. Judge Gray ordered him to get on the floor, but he began backing toward the door. Gray cut the escape short by firing a warning shot. The intruder surrendered immediately. (The Daily News, Grand Prairie, Tex.)

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July 1986: Alerted by the sound of smashing glass in his Jeaneretta, La., home, Harlan Lucas fetched his pistol and investigated. He confronted a burglar who lunged and struck him with a tire iron, but stopped the attack by killing the burglar with several shots. (The Daily Iberian, Iberia, La.)

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