The Armed Citizen® July 21, 2023

What would you do if you arrived home at 1 a.m. and were met by four intruders?

by posted on July 21, 2023
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What would you do if you arrived home at 1 a.m. and discovered four would-be burglars in your home? That’s exactly the scenario a Philadelphia woman was forced to deal with when she returned to her apartment. After a confrontation with the men in which the woman feared for her life, she drew her firearm and shot two of them. All the intruders then fled the scene, but they didn’t get far. According to reports, when police arrived, they discovered the woman outside standing over one of the suspects, a 48-year-old man who had gunshot wounds to a hand and leg. A second 45-year-old suspect, suffering a gunshot wound to his back, was discovered only a few blocks away. Both were taken to hospital for treatment and were later charged with burglary and related offenses. A weapon was also discovered. The remaining men were still at large as of this posting. Reports indicated that the woman’s actions self-defense are considered self-defense, and thus she won’t be charged with a crime. According to interviews with neighbors, she has their full support. "I think she did the right thing," a neighborhood resident told a local TV station. "This is my home, this is my safe haven ... so to have somebody in my house when I get there, why not?" (; Philadelphia, PA; 7/16/23)


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