The Armed Citizen® October 7, 2022

A man with a history of alcohol and substance abuse was shot and killed by a California woman as he violently attacked her husband outside their home.

by posted on October 7, 2022
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A 22-year-old man with a history of alcohol and substance abuse was shot and killed by a 50-year-old California woman as he violently attacked her husband outside their home. As the men struggled outside of the front door, with the aggressor trying to forcibly enter, the wife ran upstairs to a bedroom and retrieved a revolver that she had purchased the day before the incident. In fear for her husband’s life, the woman fired at the aggressor. When police arrived, they found the man unresponsive. “The fight with the homeowner was a pretty violent one,” sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Schwartz told the Modesto Bee via text. “Can only imagine how terrifying it must’ve been for these folks.” Video surveillance footage and witness statements corroborated the homeowners’ account. The husband received scrapes and scratches during the fight as he was "trying to defend his home," the sheriff's office said. Reports said that early findings indicate the incident was "strictly self-defense,” and that the man was previously unknown to the couple. (theblaze.com, Patterson, Calif., 9/26/22)

A 24-year-old man who was fleeing from Detroit Police was shot by a homeowner when he ran onto her porch. According to reports, police had attempted to pull over the man as part of a hit-and-run investigation, but he refused to stop his vehicle. A slow-speed chase ensued, but the driver got out and started to run, ending up on the porch of the 42-year-old woman. Unable to determine what the man was holding in his hand, the woman said she felt threatened and fired her gun at him, striking him. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, and was later arrested for fleeing and alluding, resisting arrest, and obstruction. A neighbor told reporters, "With all the things that are happening in the neighborhood, we have to make sure we protect our families and our neighbors because we don't know what's happening. Nobody can be blamed for trying to protect themselves," he said. The homeowner was questioned and released. (fox2detroit.com; Detroit, Mich., 9/2/22)

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