The Armed Citizen® March 29, 2012

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posted on March 29, 2012
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Early one morning, a resident awoke to the sound of someone shuffling around inside his home. He grabbed his gun and proceeded to search the premises and discovered a man hiding in his basement. The resident fired two rounds from his firearm striking the suspect both times. The injured suspect reached his vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect was later hospitalized; in his wounded state he had struck several parked cars and then crashed the vehicle about a block away. (Associated Press, FL, 12/21/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

A supermarket employee was stunned one evening when a man walked into the store, held a sharp object to her back and demanded money. The suspect forced the employee into the store's office, but he wasn't prepared for what would happen next. Another employee was waiting there with a gun and fired a shot at the suspect, striking him. The would-be robber later died in the hospital. (The Courrier-Journal, Indianapolis, IN, 12/28/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

March 1975: Aroused at 5 a.m., Mrs. Estelle Beavan, 61, a Seattle widow, found a young man "tearing up the whole front of the house." She telephoned police. But when the man, after ripping off a storm door, bashed through a thick double-locked door, Mrs. Beavan fired one shot at about 10 ft. with a small .22 handgun that she had bought on the advice of a "relative in law enforcement." A bullet in the chest halted the intruder. Police said he was crazed by drugs. (The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash.)

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