The Armed Citizen® March 6, 2015

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posted on March 6, 2015
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Quinton Wood was asleep just before 10 a.m. when he heard the doorbell ring followed by loud knocking. Wood said he was not expecting any visitors and did not recognize the black Ford Mustang parked in front of his home, so he retrieved his firearm as a precaution. When a 25-year-old stranger entered the home, Wood confronted him. Wood claimed the intruder continued toward him despite his warnings. Wood said, “All I know is, I’m telling him to get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn’t want to stop.” Wood fired once, striking the intruder in the chest. Police arrived shortly thereafter, and the suspect was taken to a local hospital. He is reportedly expected to make a full recovery. Wood was not injured during the incident. (KHOU.com, Houston, TX 8/26/14)

the Armed Citizen® Extra
A 23-year-old man found himself staring down the wrong end of a gun barrel after his attempt to burglarize a Clarksville, Tenn. home went awry. The homeowner was awoken early Sunday morning by an alarm being activated inside his garage, and when he went downstairs to investigate, he heard someone in the garage. Speaking through the door, the culprit claimed to be a homeless man who just needed a place to spend the night. Noticing that some of his property had been stuffed into the intruder’s pocket, the resident held the burglar at gunpoint until the authorities could arrive. Upon further investigation it became apparent that the criminal had broken a back window to gain entrance to the garage, had tried to enter the main residence through the insulation in the ceiling, and when that failed, had started using a crowbar to pry his way through the door. He now faces an aggravated burglary charge. (The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, 1/27/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1976:
Chicago, Ill., postal worker Randall Gordon relied on his marine training when two gunmen threatened to harm his wife and baby unless he gave them money. While one gangster held his family hostage in a car, Gordon took the other into his house to get the money. When the gunman began ransacking the room, Gordon pulled a pistol from under a pillow, and shot him in the arm and leg. Gordon then got a shotgun and crawled up to the car and surprised the second thug. Disregarding orders to surrender, the man tried to draw his gun. Gordon shot him. Both wounded gunmen soon were arrested. (The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, IL.)

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