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Houston, Texas, gas station's security video shows a dark vehicle pulling
into its parking lot at 11 p.m. on Sept. 8. A man reportedly got out of the
vehicle's passenger side and approached another man walking in the parking
lot, then lifted his shirt to reveal a gun, threatening the victim and demanding
valuables. However, the man he had approached quickly drew his own firearm and
shot the aggressor once in the face. The wounded suspect was taken to a nearby
hospital in serious but stable condition and remained in police custody. Police
indicated no charges would be brought against the victim who acted in self-defense.
(news4sanantonio.com, San Antonio, Texas, and abc13.com, Houston, Texas, 9/8/21)
arly in the morning of Aug. 31, a couple
at a bus stop in the Capitol Hill area of
Seattle, Wash., was approached by two
armed men who attempted to hold them
up at gunpoint. The couple was also armed,
however, and one of them shot one of the
would-be robbers-a 24-year-old man-in
the abdomen. Witnesses said the second
suspect fled the scene in an F-150 pickup,
which law-enforcement authorities were
still seeking. The wounded man was taken
to the hospital, where he was pronounced
dead. (capitolhillseattle.com) Seattle,
Wash., 8/31/21)
A
masked 24-year-old Palm Bay, Fla.,
man was shot in the hip at the New
York Hair Barber Shop on Aug. 28, after
he entered the barber shop and allegedly
pointed a gun at several people in the
business. The shop's owner was also armed
and shot the suspect, then disarmed him
and helped keep him on the scene until
help arrived. The attacker was transported
to the hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening
injuries. Upon further
investigation, it turned out the suspect
was not happy with a prior haircut or
transaction that occurred in the business.
He has been charged with aggravated
assault with a firearm. (floridatoday.com,
Viera, Fla., and clickorlando.com, Orlando,
Fla., 8/29/21)
A
usually quiet Webster Groves, Mo.,
neighborhood became the scene
of a shooting in the early morning
hours of Aug. 13, when a homeowner
protected himself and his family during an
attempted break-in. Police were called at
3 a.m. for a burglary in progress, after a
43-year-old man entered via a rear door
of the home. The suspect ignored the
homeowner's repeated verbal commands
to leave the property. The resident was
armed with a shotgun and fired on the
intruder. Authorities had the intruder
transported to the hospital where he later
died. Prosecutors determined that the
homeowner acted in self-defense and no
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charges would be filed: " These cases are
never easy in the sense that any death is
tragic. But based on the facts as we know
them, this is clearly a case of an individual
protecting his home (and family) from
an intruder, " Wesley Bell, a prosecuting
attorney, told reporters. " There has been
some speculation in the media as to the
mental state of the intruder, but even if
true, this would have little weight on the
homeowner's ability to protect his family. "
(fox2now.com 8/13/21 and kmov.com,
St. Louis, Mo., 9/3/21)
D
uring the early morning hours of Friday,
Aug. 20, an unidentified male allegedly
broke into a Toledo, Ohio, home where
two adults and multiple children were
sleeping. The suspect was able to break
through the front door of the home, but a
female resident was armed and shot the
intruder multiple times. The 34-year-old
wounded man was found on the front lawn
by paramedics who performed life-saving
procedures and rushed him to the hospital
with critical injuries. However, he ultimately
succumbed to his injuries. The woman who
fired the gun was taken in for questioning
as per standard protocol. No one else in
the home was injured. (wtol.com, Toledo,
Ohio, and fox13news.com, Tampa Bay,
Fla., 8/20/21)
A
frantic 69-year-old female homeowner
called police from her Cleveland, Ohio,
residence during the night of Sept. 19, after
shooting a home invader in defense of her
husband. A 21-year-old woman had knocked
on the door, then forced her way into the
home and got into an altercation with the
72-year-old husband. While they were
distracted, the wife was able to retrieve her
firearm and shoot the suspect in the right
abdomen and chest area, ending the fight.
The home invader was taken to the hospital,
where she later died. The homeowners, who
did not know the woman, are not expected
to be charged with any crime. (wkyc.com
and cleveland19.com, Cleveland, Ohio,
9/20/21)
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