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n Pearland, Texas, on the night of April 17, a couple had just gone to bed when
they heard a loud noise coming from downstairs. The husband grabbed his pistol
and investigated. He was startled to find that an unknown man had thrown a cinder
block through a window and was hitting the walls with a hammer. When the suspect
saw the homeowner, he charged him, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the
wife came downstairs and stepped between her husband and the attacker. She was hit
in the head twice with the hammer before her husband was able to shoot the suspect
three times. The couple spent several days in the hospital recovering. The suspect was
charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count
of burglary. (khou.com, and foxnews.com, Pearland, Tx., 4/17/21)

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aw enforcement was called out to a home
during the early morning hours of March 21,
after a homeowner fired shots at two intruders.
The homeowner told the responding officers
that he was inside when two men, one of them
armed, forced their way in. When the man
realized what was happening, he ran to his
bedroom and armed himself with his rifle. He
fired several shots at the intruders, causing them
to flee. A local hospital soon notified police that
a man had arrived with a gunshot wound in his
thigh. This patient was verified to be one of
the alleged intruders and was to face a charge
of first-degree burglary when discharged. The
second suspect was also identified and arrested
on the same charge. No charges were expected
to be filed against the homeowner. (wbtv.com,
Monroe, N.C., 3/21/21)

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home-security camera caught dramatic
footage of a rabid bobcat attacking
a woman on the morning of April 9. A
couple was leaving home when the wife
was attacked from behind by the bobcat.
It scratched and bit her several times.
Her husband was able to grab the animal
and throw it into the front yard, but was
bitten three times in the process. During
the incident, the man was able to warn a
neighbor who was jogging by of the threat
before she could be attacked. Knowing
the animal was acting very strangely and
could attack again, the man shot it. It was
confirmed that the bobcat did have rabies,
and both bite victims have undergone
treatment. (wdbj7.com, Burgaw, N.C., 4/9/21)

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round 9 a.m. on the morning of April
16, a woman in Lucerne Valley, Calif.,
was sitting in her home when a 27-year-old
man armed with a hammer forced his way
through a back door. The man was yelling
and threatening to kill her. The resident was
armed and feared for her life, so she shot the
assailant, stopping the attack. The suspect
left the home and was found lying on the
side of the road with a gunshot wound. He
was airlifted to a trauma center. (vvng.com,
Lucerne Valley, Calif., 4/16/21)

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42-year-old man was shot after allegedly
breaking into an apartment in Lexington,
Ky., around 3:30 a.m. on April 6. When police
arrived, the victim told them that she was
home when an unknown man broke into her
apartment, threatening her. She fired at the
intruder, causing him to run off. During the
investigation, the police were notified of a man
who had walked into the hospital with a gunshot
wound. It was determined that this was the
same man involved in the attempted burglary.
Once released, he was charged with burglary
and terroristic threatening. (wkyt.com, and
concealednation.org, Lexington, Ky., 4/6/21)

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concealed-carry licensee was forced to
defend himself in his own home from a
presumed friend on the night of April 11. The
homeowner reportedly had invited the friend
over, not realizing the man was intoxicated.
During the visit, an argument occurred and the
visitor was asked to leave. Instead, he pulled a
knife and charged the homeowner, who drew
his gun and fired a single shot, striking the
attacker. Both men called 911 to report the
incident, and the wounded man was taken to a
nearby hospital for his injuries. When the officers
checked records, the knife-wielding man turned
out to have outstanding warrants for his arrest in
another jurisdiction and was turned over there.
(theoaklandpress.com, Holly, Mich., 4/11/21)

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69-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army
Special Forces stopped a home intruder
with the help of his dog and his firearm on
April 1 near Los Angeles, Calif. The dog alerted
the homeowner of the intruder around 5 a.m.
by jumping on his chest and growling. An
intruder was standing in the bedroom doorway
when the homeowner fully awoke. However,
the trespasser just went into the bathroom,
apparently believing the householders were
still asleep. The veteran retrieved his firearm,
pushed open the bathroom door, and said,
" Do not move. I will blow you away. " The man
claimed to be a friend of the homeowner's
son, but the veteran still held him at gunpoint
until police arrived. (KCAL9, Los Angeles,
Calif., 4/1/2021)

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