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n Tuscaloosa, Ala., a 43-year-old man returned to his girlfriend's home early in
the morning. The man had left after police were summoned to the residence
on a domestic dispute call. The man came back several hours later under the
pretense of collecting his property. A second fight took place between him and
his girlfriend, who was seated in a car with her children. Apparently the man
threatened to kill the woman during the fight. Meanwhile, a teenage boy inside
the residence heard the fight and retrieved a handgun from the home. The
youth went outside, where he found the man threatening to kill the woman as he
assaulted her. The youth confronted the man, who continued to attack the woman.
The youth then defended the woman by firing several shots that struck the man,
who died from his injuries. Although police were investigating the case, they did not
intend to file any charges against the youth, according to media reports. (al.com,
Birmingham, Ala., 5/1/19)

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hortly before midnight in April, a man
was riding a rental scooter to a local
store and driving through a parking lot in
Tulsa, Okla. While exiting the parking lot,
the man got into an argument with a woman
and a teenaged boy seated in a parked car
nearby. The man left the area and returned,
throwing down his scooter and brandishing
a knife. Acting quickly, the youth grabbed
a concealed-carry gun in the vehicle and
shot the other man in self-defense. The man
died from his injuries. (tulsaworld.com, Tulsa,
Okla., 4/30/19)

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hile driving at 3 a.m. around the
Chicago Loop, a Volkswagen rearended a BMW. The BMW owner exited his
vehicle to look at the damage on the back
of his car and returned to the driver's side to
retrieve his cell phone. While his back was
turned, the man didn't see the other driver,
armed with a gun, approach and push him
into the BMW in an attempted carjacking.
The carjacker demanded the keys, and a
struggle ensued. The BMW driver retrieved
his concealed firearm from the car's interior
and shot the would-be carjacker in the head.
The wounded man was taken to a local
hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police were investigating. Investigators
said they located both guns at the scene
and could not find any known connection
between either driver. (chicagotribune.com,
Chicago, Ill. 4/26/19)

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n Lumberton, N.C., two men entered a
home early in the evening. The two located
the tenant of the residence inside the home's
garage, which was in the back yard. The
pair confronted the man with the intent to
rob him, but were unprepared when the
tenant drew his own gun and shot one of the
suspects in the leg. Both men fled the area.
When police arrived on scene, they found
the injured home-invader, a 26-year-old local

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man, lying in the backyard with a potentially
life-threatening injury. He was transported to a
local hospital where he was listed in stable
condition. Police were able to later identify
and arrest the second attacker, who was
charged with assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to kill and felony conspiracy.
A $100,000 bond was set. Police were
continuing their investigation. (wmbfnews.com,
Myrtle Beach, S.C., 5/8/19)

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t a gas station in Mount Clemons, Mich.,
a clerk and several customers were
inside the store when a masked gunman
came into the building. The thief demanded
money from the clerk and the customers. In
response, the clerk pulled out a firearm and
shot the suspect near the front door. The
injured man was taken to an area hospital.
A police investigation was underway with
a forthcoming arrest warrant expected
for the alleged gunman. Police said it was
unlikely that charges would be filed against
the store clerk, who was thought to be
acting to defend himself and his customers.
(macombdaily.com, Clinton Township, Mich.,
4/24/19)

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home intruder met his end after
breaking and entering into the wrong
home in California. Just before 7 a.m.,
a burglar entered a Lancaster, Calif.,
home. Video surveillance showed the
intruder tried to break into another home
prior to this attempt. The man came in
through a downstairs rear window and
walked to an upstairs bedroom inside a
family's home. Fearing for the safety of his
children, the homeowner armed himself and
fired off a shot, which struck the intruder in
the upper torso, killing him. According
to police, the family was unharmed
during the incident. An investigation was
ongoing. (abc7.com, Glendale, Calif.,
5/13/19)

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