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n intoxicated man wearing only shorts screamed obscenities and made
threats while pounding on the door of a Baltimore residence around 1 a.m.
The homeowners called 911 and told the man to leave. The man left the
scene, but later returned and broke down the door. As he entered the home, he
was fatally shot by one of the homeowners. The armed citizen, a man in his 50s,
was in lawful possession of the firearm and will not face charges according to the
State's Attorney. (The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Md., 9/03/2019)

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uring a home invasion in Botetourt
County, Va., an alleged intruder with
a gun entered a residence, confronted a
woman and demanded her car keys around
4:30 p.m. After she yelled for another
resident in the home, the suspect began
firing. The other resident retrieved a gun
and fired back, hitting the suspect. Police
found the man lying in the front yard with
what appeared to be a gunshot wound to
the neck. The alleged intruder, a 46-yearold criminal, was charged with breaking
and entering, and possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon. (The Roanoke Times,
Roanoke, Va., 6/21/2019)

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wo masked men with guns were
allegedly trying to rob a convenience
store around 2 a.m. in Virginia Beach, Va. A
woman in the store saw the clerk raise his
hands as an armed citizen, with a 9 mm in a
holster hidden under his shirt, stood in the
back of the store. The alleged robbers had
pointed guns at the customers and clerk.
She initially thought the clerk had been shot,
but realized it was the robbers who were
shot. The armed citizen, who was filling his
drink, seized an opportunity to fire shots at
the masked men. One of them was injured
and the other killed. A third suspect was
found nearby. Authorities believe the trio
may have been robbing other convenience
stores in the area. The armed citizen has
since become friends with the woman
whose life he may have saved. According to
authorities, the unnamed bystander will not
be charged. (The Virginian-Pilot, Hampton
Roads, Va., 8/29/19)

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wo men allegedly impersonating FBI
agents attempted to force their way into
an Española, N.M., apartment around 4 a.m.
One intruder was armed with what was later
discovered to be a pellet gun with a laser
pointer taped to the top of it. The homeowner
announced several times that he was armed.
After the intruder with the gun entered the
apartment living room, the homeowner fired,
fatally striking him. The intruder, a 31-year-old
man, was later transported to the hospital
where he died. The other suspect fled the
scene and has yet to be identified. The armed

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citizen was not charged. (Rio Grande Sun,
Española, N.M., 8/15/2019)

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would-be robber with a pistol entered
a Philadelphia cell phone store shortly
after 4 p.m. He tossed a bag to the only
employee in the store and told him to fill
it with cell phones. What the robber didn't
know is that the employee was armed and
legally allowed to carry. The employee drew
and discharged his firearm, striking and
killing the robber. Investigators say the store
was robbed at least two other times in the
past year. The employee will face no charges,
as police deemed the incident as legally
justifiable self-defense. (CBS Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pa., 8/27/19)

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73-year-old man returned home from
a weekend away to find his house
had been burglarized, but saw that many
valuable items remained. Realizing the
burglars were likely to return, he slept
with a loaded SIG Sauer 9 mm pistol under
his pillow. Just after 5 a.m., the doorbell
rang. The homeowner did not answer and
heard someone enter his home shortly
afterwards. Gun drawn, the homeowner
came downstairs and told the intruder
"not to move," and the intruder followed
his directions. The homeowner, who had a
concealed-carry permit, held the intruder
at gunpoint while he contacted police.
The alleged intruder, age 51, had previous
burglary convictions and was charged with
burglary. (Akron Beacon Journal, Akron,
Ohio, 8/28/19)

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n armed man allegedly tried to confront
and rob a 25-year-old man at a Nashville
ATM just before 10 p.m. The would-be
robber approached the man with a gun
drawn as the man was making a deposit.
The man at the ATM was also armed and
opened fire on the suspect in self-defense,
hitting him multiple times. The suspect
ran a short distance before collapsing and
dropping a pistol. The suspect was later
apprehended by police and is charged with
attempted aggravated robbery, while no
charges were filed against the armed citizen.
(The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn., 7/31/19)

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