A Tennessee homeowner fatally shot a man who was climbing through the home’s front window. The resident was awakened by a thud in the middle of the night. He responded by chambering a round in his Glock and going to investigate. When he saw the intruder at the window, he fired once, striking the miscreant in the head. The homeowner called 911, but the suspect died before authorities arrived. The investigation revealed that the criminal had first tried to kick in the door—accounting for the noise that woke up the resident. The dead man had a criminal history that included multiple aggravated burglaries. (Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tenn., 5/1/15)
An assault suspect in Washington state learned that lesson. The assailant had been shopping at a Wal-Mart in Yakima. He picked a metal tee-ball bat off the shelf and struck another shopper. The victim, who had a concealed-carry permit, pulled a SIG Sauer from his holster and ordered the attacker to lie on the ground. Store surveillance video indicated the attack was unprovoked. The suspect was being held in the Yakima County jail. (Yakima Herald Republic, Yakima, Wash., 4/14/15)
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