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n the evening of May 21, a 33-year-old man walked into a barber shop
in Riverside, Calif., apparently intent on causing harm. According to the
Riverside Police Department, the suspect, an ex-employee, started a fight
with a former co-worker. During the fight, the suspect stabbed one of the male
barbers, and, when a second employee tried to intervene, he was also stabbed.
However, one of the victims was able to retrieve his firearm and shoot the attacker.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the coroner.
The two stabbing victims' injuries reportedly were not life-threatening and deputies
said they considered the shooting to be a case of self-defense. (losangeles.cbslocal.com
and pe.com, Riverside, Calif., 5/21/21)
n the morning of May 15, a deeply
troubled 26-year-old resident of an
apartment complex in Fort Smith, Ark., stood
outside the building, yelling to get other
residents to come outside. According to a
witness, two older women went outside to
see what was happening and try to console
the man, but when they saw he had a gun,
both women ran back inside their apartments.
Unfortunately, one did not close her door
behind her in time, and the alleged shooter
followed and shot the 87-year-old multiple
times, killing her. He then began shooting at
neighboring apartments. During the gunfire,
another resident retrieved his rifle and fired
to stop the attack, killing the aggressor.
Neighbors expressed their gratitude for the man
who stopped the rampage. (5newsonline.com
and personaldefenseworld.com, Fort Smith,
Ark., 5/15/21)
n a normally quiet, gated community in
Hollister, Calif., a mother home with her two
young children early on the morning of May 10
discovered an unknown man lurking in her walkin
closet. The suspected burglar was armed with
knives and a machete. The mother grabbed her
firearm and ordered the man to leave several
times. However, the suspect allegedly charged
at the mother and she fired a shot, hitting him
in the leg. The woman's husband told reporters
she had gone into " mama-bear mode. " In
California, " there is a presumption that favors the
homeowner. [It is] presumed that the person is
in imminent fear of either death or great bodily
injury, " according to the assistant district attorney
for San Benito County. The mother will not face
any charges for defending herself and her family.
(ksbw.com, Hollister, Calif., 5/10/21)
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laska state troopers and police were
called to a home in Wasilla, Alaska,
on Friday, June 4. According to reports, a
55-year-old female homeowner was home
around 10 p.m. when a man forced his way
into the house with an ax and threatened
to kill her. The woman was able to retrieve
her firearm and shoot the intruder before
he could carry out his threats. The 66-yearAUGUST
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old intruder was taken to a nearby hospital
where he underwent surgery for non-lifethreatening
injuries and was determined
to be intoxicated. The homeowner will not
face any charges; however, the man is facing
potential burglary and assault charges.
(adn.com and concealednation.org, Wasilla,
Alaska, 6/4/21)
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n the evening of May 18 in Smithfield
Township, Pa., a 26-year-old man was
home alone when he became the target of
a home invasion. A group of five individuals
entered the home and began assaulting the
lone occupant, according to a video interview
with the first assistant district attorney for
Monroe County. During the assault, the
victim was able to get to one of his guns and
defend himself, shooting and killing one of the
invaders and seriously injuring a second one.
The remaining three suspects fled the scene,
but their images were captured by the home's
security video surveillance footage as well as
by many of the surrounding neighbors' security
cameras. The investigation was still ongoing as
this was going to print. (wfmz.com,
Smithfield Township, Pa., 5/18/21)
n attempted kidnapping from a school
playground in Ogden, Utah, was stopped
by a legally armed school employee. During
recess, a 41-year-old man approached a
young girl and allegedly tried to pull her away
with him. Luckily for the student, a nearby
armed school employee saw the encounter,
confronted the man and pulled the student
from his grasp. He then demanded that the
man leave the school property. According to
a police report, the employee was able to get
all the children inside before the seemingly
deranged suspect started punching at a
window, trying to gain access to the building.
At this point, the school employee drew his
firearm and was able to hold the man off until
the police arrived. The suspect was taken into
custody and booked into the Weber County
Jail for investigation of child kidnapping.
(utah.concealedcarry.com, and ksl.com,
Ogden, Utah, 5/27/21)
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