Illinois Self-Defense: Car thieves' heroin-fueled joy ride comes to screeching halt with the help of 2 armed homeowners :: 01/31/2024
One Illinois suspect accused of stealing a car and crashing it in a field was released from police custody under the state's Pretrial Fairness Act
Illinois Self-Defense: CCL holder tracks down stolen SUV, leading to shootout :: 01/28/2024
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A family desperate to find their stolen SUV tracked it down to a South Side parking lot on Sunday morning.
Louisiana Self-Defense: New Orleans police investigate after man shot by person he was trying to carjack :: 01/26/2024
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating after a person shot a suspect accused of trying to carjack them.
Texas Self defense: Texas woman, 73, shoots pit bull that attacked her dog: 'It could have turned on me :: 01/20/2024
First she tried to stop the animal with a broom. Then she hit it with a small axe. When that didn't work, Pat Turner said she shot and killed a stray pit bull that ran into her Hutto home and grabbed her small dog.
Texas Self Defense: 28-year-old shoots, kills stepfather in alleged act of self defense in Lampasas :: 01/19/2024
The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left 57-year-old William Darrell Crain dead on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Arizona Self-Defense: Homeowner shoots, kills man during break-in at Phoenix house, police say :: 10/06/2023
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- An investigation is underway after an intruder was shot and killed by a homeowner late Thursday night. According to police, a man was trying to break into a home near 17th Avenue and Camelback Road just before 11 p.m. The homeowner then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest during the break-in. The suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died.
Oklahoma Self-Defense: Homeowner shoots suspect who tried breaking into Midwest City house, police say :: 09/27/2023
The suspect ran from the scene and was later found
Washington Self-Defense: Would-be burglars armed with 'billy club' pick the wrong farmer to try to rob: 'I will shoot' :: 09/25/2023
'I just started yelling to get down,' the Washington farmer recounted
Georgia Self-Defense: Ohio murder suspect shot by Fayette County man defending his family during home invasion :: 09/15/2023
Murder suspect shot during home invasion
Arizona Self-Defense: West Phoenix attempted home invasion leaves one injured :: 09/09/2023
A 35-year-old suspect allegedly tried to force his way into a home he had no connection to, police say.
Illinois Self-Defense: Homeowner Shoots Suspected Home Invader Twice, Critically Injuring Him :: 09/08/2023
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In a typically tranquil neighborhood in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin area, an incident unfolded around noon on Monday, leaving a man in critical condition. Police were alerted to an alleged home intrusion on the 2100 block of North Meade. The 35-year-old suspect supposedly trespassed into a residence, leading the 26-year-old homeowner to shoot him twice in self-defense.
Louisiana Self-Defense: Armed Robber Hails Wrong Ride: Driver Hands Over Bullets, Not Bills :: 09/08/2023
METAIRIE, LA – A 23-year-old man thought a taxi cab driver would be an easy target, only to learn the hard way that you never know who is legally armed.
Texas Self-Defense: Woman acquitted in Round Rock shooting death of former Jasper man :: 09/08/2023
The Austin American Statesman is reporting that a jury in Williamson County has acquitted a woman on a murder charge in the June 2019 shooting death in Round Rock of a former Jasper man. Jurors found Ty’Esha Tanner not guilty of murdering 40-year-old Justin Silas.
Connecticut Self-Defense: Homeowner Shoots Robber In The Face During Attempted Burglary :: 09/05/2023
BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT — In Bloomfield on Thursday, a confrontation ensued following an attempted car burglary, leaving both a homeowner and the suspected thief injured. At around 5 a.m., police responded to Cottage Grove Circle due to reports of a car break-in and subsequent gunfire.
"He saved our lives": Iowa man cleared of charges after shooting man armed with knife :: 09/04/2023
After several months of investigation, police and prosecutors in Polk County, Iowa have concluded the same thing that eyewitnesses have been saying since May: an armed citizen was justified in shooting and killing a man who was threatening several people with a knife at an apartment complex.
Wanted man shot by armed citizen after breaking into Pennsylvania home :: 09/04/2023
A man already wanted by authorities for a felony burglar charge is now in custody thanks to an armed and alert homeowner in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Louisiana Self-Defense: Man who tried to rob Metairie cab driver at gunpoint shot, killed :: 08/24/2023
The man killed was identified as 23-year-old Gerald Pope.
Michigan Self-Defense:No Charges for Concealed Carrier Who Shot Alleged Robber While Holding Six-Pack :: 08/22/2023
The concealed carry permit holder who shot an alleged robber while holding a six-pack of beer in Cassopolis, Michigan, will face no charges.
Texas man fires at suspects posing as maintenance workers through front door :: 08/22/2023
Dallas police officers responded to scene, found 13 bullet casings
Arizona Self-Defense: Woman kills registered sex offender trying to break into her home :: 08/18/2023
Here’s another defensive gun use that groups like Moms Demand Action will completely ignore. Authorities in Pima County, Arizona say a woman shot and killed a man with a lengthy criminal history who was trying to break into her home last week, protecting herself from what could easily have been a violent encounter.
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