I know it’s only January, but bear with me. A woman stays home from work, and the alarm goes off. She investigates and finds three men trying to get in her basement door. They see her and run off, except for one that turns back and advances towards the woman. The woman, being a Prince William County resident after all, shoots the attacker and apparently displayed some strong marksmanship skills and good resolve as the attacker was admitted to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries.” After all of that, with a woman defending her home and a burglar advancing on her, the police respond with this:
Police say it appears the homeowner was within her rights to shoot the suspect, however, police are still investigating.
If a homeowner is not within their rights to defend themselves in their own home from a burglar advancing on her, then no one has legal justification to protect their own life. C’mon, what would it take for it to be clear that shooting a burglar in your own home is justified? Do they have to wear a T-shirt announcing that they’re actually a rapist, but will settle for burglary on slow days?
Kudos to this woman who refused to be a victim, and has practiced enough with her favored defensive firearm sufficiently to put one (I would assume) center-of-mass while under stress. Provided this criminal thug survives, I’ll bet he will think twice before trying to pull a stunt like this again, after he’s out of prison.
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