Delaware Woman Shoots Intruder She Found Sleeping in Her Bed

A suspected burglar is in police custody after being shot by a female homeowner in Stanton, Delaware.

According to 6 ABC, a woman whose home was empty due to renovations being completed, found quite the surprise in one of her bedrooms,

When the homeowner and her son arrived to check on the home just before 6:00 a.m., she found someone inside.

After a confrontation, police say, there was a struggle and the homeowner, who was armed with a gun, fired one shot, striking the suspect in the lower body.

The suspect was found to be sleeping in one of the bed’s inside the home.

After being shot, the suspect was able to flee the area, but he was quickly located by police who called in dogs as well as a helicopter in an effort to locate the man. He is being treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect is described as a homeless man.

Orlando Homeowner Uses Gun to Defend His Wife and Children From Burglar

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – A homeowner armed himself after it was apparent someone was in his home where his wife and three children were sleeping.

The homeowner opened fire on the suspect after confronting him inside the home. The suspect fled and managed to get away, but there is a chance he was hit by the homeowner’s rounds.

According to WESH,

The homeowner likely won’t face charges.

“He’s in his home. He’s defending his family, so at this point, no,” said Lourdes Clayton, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Police believe a second suspect may have been driving a waiting car outside of the home.

None of the family members were injured in the incident.

15 Year Old Georgia Boy Defends His Father by Shooting Attacker With .22 Rifle

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A fifteen year old boy in Columbia County, GA was forced to shoot his uncle, Ken­neth Wayne Newman Jr., after Newman came to the boy’s home, destroyed property, assaulted his father, and put him in a choke hold while threatening to kill him.

According to local media outlets, Newman came to his brother’s home intoxicated just after 2am. Newman allegedly began destroying property at the home and threatening to kill his brother, Rich­ard Green.

At some point Newman did actually attack Green and ultimately put him into a choke hold for an extended period of time. Green’s fifteen year old son tried to physically and verbally break up the fight, but when that didn’t work he went and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle.

The boy warned Newman that he would shoot if he didn’t release his father. When Newman still did not comply, the boy fired a single shot into Newman’s back, about 6 inches below his neck.

When police arrived they found Newman bleeding and suffering from a gunshot wound. He is expected to recover from his injuries and will face charges once he is released from the hospital.

A second suspect, a female, was also arrested for attacking Green and his son. It is unclear if she came to the home with Newman.

The boy who fired the shot is not expected to face any charges.

Son Shoots and Kills Home Invader Who Assaulted His 72 Year Old Mother

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Koochiching County, Minnesota – A home invader who assaulted an elderly woman at her home is now dead. The suspect was killed by the woman’s son who was protecting her.

According to local media reports the sheriff’s office said the following about the incident,

The man knocked on the door and asked for help of some sort. Ethel Himes let the man in, and he started assaulting her.

Brad Himes stepped in and shot the man, who was taken to Rainy Lake Medical Center and died there.

The state Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting the Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

The 48 year old son who fired the shot said he was just doing what had to be done. Police say his actions were a clear cut case of self defense.

The mother was a little shaken up, but is physically fine. This story is yet another example of why you should never open your door to strangers.

14 Year Old Uses 12 Gauge Shotgun to Defend His Mother From Abusive Boyfriend

Locust Fork, Alabama – A 14 year old boy used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot and kill a man who was romantically linked to his mother.

The suspect in the case, identified as 34 year old Ayatollah Mohammad, was actually escorted by law enforcement off of the property owned by the boy’s mother that morning, but walked 7 miles back to the home and snuck onto the property.

When the suspect was discovered, the boy used a shotgun to defend himself and his mother from a man he obviously considered to be a threat.

According to local media outlets,

“They’re very upset,” says Brett King, defense attorney for the alleged shooter. “There was a domestic incident that morning. The deceased was actually escorted off the property and actually taken to Jefferson County. And best we know right now is he actually walked on foot back the seven miles, was back in the house when he was discovered by the mother and the son. And soon there after he was shot.”

“There is a history of domestic violence,” says King. “And it is our understanding that he aggressively attacked her the day before the shooting in Jefferson County.”

Although there is only one incident of a domestic dispute on record in Blount County at the Locust Fork home, it’s on the same day as the fatal shooting. Famed defense attorney Charles Salvagio, who is not representing the family, believes this is a clear cut case of self defense.

Based on the facts as they are currently being presented, we have to believe this incident is a clear cut case of self defense.

SC Resident Uses Gun to Stop Possible Killing Spree of Recently Released Convict


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Lancaster County, SC – 29 year old Jermaine Grier (pictured) was just released from prison on June 2nd after serving his most recent sentence in prison. According to The State, South Carolina’s Homepage, Grier was no stranger to the criminal justice system,

Grier’s criminal history dates back to 2002 when he was convicted of accessory after the fact to a felony, according to records with the State Law Enforcement Division.

A year later, he was convicted again of the same charge and then sentenced to a year in prison in 2004. He was released on probation in 2006, said Stephanie Givens, state Department of Corrections spokeswoman.

In 2007, Grier again was imprisoned after he violated his probation, Givens said. He had just been released from the Department of Corrections [on June 2nd]

Based on his past, one would think it wouldn’t be hard to be surprised by Grier’s actions this week, but Grier went on a crime spree that dwarfed his prior actions.

According to local media reports by WSOCTV, Grier began making unsettling remarks to family members,

Angela Hood, told Channel 9 Grier is her younger brother. She said he had made some disturbing comments recently.

“He said he wanted to kill himself, or get life in prison,” Angela Hood said. “We told him to quit talking crazy.”

James Hood was Grier’s brother in law, the husband of his sister, Angela. James Hood was also confined to a wheelchair following a recent stroke. The fact that this handicapped man who was Grier’s family apparently meant little to Grier. For reasons unknown to police and the victim’s family, Grier shot and killed James Hood and then fled the scene. We can thank an armed good Samaritan for what happened next. There is no telling how many people Grier would have harmed unchecked.

Grier then went to his female cousin’s home and began assaulting her on a neighbor’s front porch. According to WSOCTV, her neighbor heard the disturbance,

“He was beating her on my front porch and he was trying to shove her head through that glass door,” Lowery said.

Grier then chased her across the street to Lowery’s home where she tried to get help. Deputies said he continued to assault her.

Lowery knew nothing of the homicide, only that a woman was being hurt right at his door.

“I had to help her. I sure would’ve wanted someone to help me,” he said.

He grabbed his 38 revolver and pointed it at Grier’s head, telling him to stop and leave. Grier refused after being told repeatedly.

At that point, Lowery tried to retreat into his home to deescalate the situation after learning Grier was armed. However, Grier followed Lowery into his home. That’s when Lowery opened fire, striking Grier in the stomach.

Apparently being shot subdued Grier (as it normally does) and he waited patiently for authorities on Lowery’s porch.

Grier is currently being treated at an area hospital under police guard according to The State. Lowery will not face any charges in the shooting as he clearly acted in self defense.

It’s entirely possible Grier would have killed his cousin followed by an unknown number of people if he wasn’t stopped by Lowery and his trusty .38 revolver.

Elderly Resident Shoots and Kills Two Young Home Invaders in California

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Here is another great example of guns being used an equalizer. What chance would two elderly people living alone have against two young men in the prime of their life in a physical altercation?

According to neighbors, an elderly, widowed homeowner asked her brother to move into her home due to a string of burglaries in the area.

This turned out to be a good decision according to CBS Sacramento,

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called to the 1000 block of Arcade Boulevard around 12:18 a.m. Sunday for a robbery in progress. Once at the scene, however, officers found that two young men had been shot dead.

Investigators say that one of the occupants of the home confronted the suspects during the burglary and fired a firearm in self-defense. Michele Gigante with Sacramento Police said the occupants of the home are an elderly man and woman, but would not say which of them fired the shots. The man and woman were not injured in the incident.

Police say the two suspects appear to be in their late teens to early twenties. However, the local California media jumped on the chance to use the phrase “Teens Shot Dead” in headlines about the incident.

Based on police comments it sounds like the shooting was clearly self defense and it seems there are no intentions by authorities to pursue charges against the elderly residents.

As a reminder, these two deaths will be included the homicide stats for 2014 that anti-gun groups will surely tout as reasons to increase gun control.

While on Phone With 911, 50 Yr Old Woman With a Carry Permit Shoots Home Invader in Detroit

A 50 year old woman in Detroit, who has lived in the same home for 20 years, took her brother’s advice last year when she bought a gun and got her carry permit.

Of course, in this situation, the carry permit wasn’t in play since the incident happened inside the woman’s home, but I always like to point out when carry permit holders use their guns in a defensive situation since anti-gunners like to say it never happens.

The woman armed herself when a 24 year old male broke a window to her home with a crowbar.

Despite repeated warnings from the woman that she was armed and would shoot, the suspect still entered the home.

That’s when the woman opened fire and hit the suspect once in the arm. That was enough to stop the attack right there.

According to local media reports, the woman was on the phone with a 911 operator throughout the incident.

The suspect was taken by authorities to an area hospital for treatment of his wounds, which were described as “temporarily serious”.

Shop Owner Shoots, Kills Armed Robber, Accomplice Now Facing Murder Charges for His Friend’s Death

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A 16 year old Texas teenager finds himself facing murder charges after he and two friends encountered an armed citizen during an attempted armed robbery.

Under Texas law, you can be charged with murder if anyone dies while you are committing a crime, even if you didn’t pull the trigger yourself.

According to Valley Central,

Pharr police said Perez, the 16-year-old and another suspect attempted to rob Deuce’s Smoke Shop in Pharr early Monday morning.

Three suspects stormed the shop wearing hoodies and when the three gunmen walked in, they shouted “hands up!”

The owner of the smoke shop told Action 4 News that he feared for his life especially when he saw three armed suspects walk through the front door.

Investigators said the owner, who feared for his life, reached for his gun and fatally shot 18-year-old Perez.

The third suspect is still on the loose.

Police say that this same shop has been robbed once before. That time the thieves were luckier and made off with some cash and a gun.

Young Couple Comes Home to 4-5 Burglars in Their Home and Wins Shootout

Imagine you’re in your 20′s, you’re bringing your girlfriend back to your home, but when you get there you encounter 4-5 armed men.

This is exactly the situation that a Wynnfield Heights, PA couple found themselves in on Wednesday night.

According to ABC Action News 6,

The man confronted the intruders and a scuffle followed. It ended with one of the burglars dead  shot in the head.

When police arrived they found the deceased suspect in the front bedroom on the second floor.

The 22-year-old man who lives there suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. His 26-year-old girlfriend was unharmed.

Police have not yet identified the man who was shot and killed.

It is currently unclear if the homeowner was carrying a firearm, accessed his firearm inside the home, or gained control of one of the suspect’s firearms at this time.

This story should also illustrate the fact that it’s becoming far more common for bad guys to travel in packs. This only highlights the need for standard capacity magazines in a defensive situation.