Armed Citizen® Today
A woman in Wickliffe, Ohio, was forced to defend herself during an alleged domestic dispute with her boyfriend on Feb. 19, 2022.
The woman returned home sometime before 5 a.m. that early Saturday morning, where she was met by her boyfriend who confronted her about an argument the couple had prior. As they argued, the boyfriend began to strike the woman in the head and face several times. As she was assailed, the woman retreated into her bedroom and retrieved a pistol for self defense. She then pocketed the pistol before attempting to make an escape from the residence through the front door.
When she was attempting to get away, however, the boyfriend confronted her again and blocked the exit. Cornered, the woman then pulled the pistol from her pocket and brought it on her attacker. At the same time, the assailant moved to grab the pistol. A shot was fired as he grabbed the pistol, wounding his hand and arm. The woman then ran past her stricken assailant outside, calling for help, with neighbors hearing her cries and calling authorities.
When police arrived, they found both the woman and the wounded boyfriend in the front yard. The woman was not charged for the shooting, while the boyfriend was charged with domestic violence and arrested after being taken to a local hospital for his injuries.(news5cleveland.com, Cleveland, Ohio, 02/22/2022)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - June 8, 1987
A Jacksonville, Fla., woman was awakened in her apartment by a knife-wielding intruder who tried to blindfold and gag her with pieces of torn clothing. The woman was able to reach a handgun and fire once, killing the would-be rapist. Police said no charges would be filed against the woman. (The Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla.)