Armed Citizen® Today
A resident of a San Antonio, Tex., home acted in self-defense when an armed intruder made his way in on July 28, 2021.
It all started when the would-be burglar, a 17-year-old, targeted the home and forced his way in armed with a rifle and handgun around 11 p.m. that Wednesday night. What the younger armed burglar was not aware of was the fact that four residents were inside the home at that time. As the intruder made his way through the home, at some point, he was confronted by a resident, who was also armed. The resident opened fire on the armed intruder as he was seeking out valuables, and a firefight broke out inside the house between the two.
During this exchange, the resident managed to land a hit on the young crook, which encouraged him to flee the residence and drive off. The stricken robber ended up driving himself to a children's hospital, and he was later taken to Santa Rosa Downtown Hospital in serious condition. Other than the bullet wound, the only other thing the teenage intruder got out of his failed robbery attempt is a criminal charge for burglary. The resident who opened fire on the armed youth said they were defending themselves, and they will not face charges for the defensive act. (news4sanantonio.com, San Antonio, Tex., 07/29/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - January 1987
A man browsing in a Colorado Springs, Colo., coin shop turned as if to leave, but suddenly wheeled around and pointed a gun at co-owners David Bayuk and Art Jorgensen, and a customer. The gunman demanded money and motioned one owner toward the safe. Bayuk grabbed a revolver from under the counter and fired, fatally wounding the armed robber. The assistant district attorney ruled the shooting as self-defense. (The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.)