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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Connecticut Homeowner Shoots Home Invaders

A Hartford, Conn., man with a licensed handgun got the better of two home invasion suspects. The homeowner was returning to his house late one night. As he walked to the door, he was approached by two strangers, one of whom had a gun. The bad guys forced the man to open the door. After all three got inside, a struggle ensued, according to police Sgt. Reginald Early. During the scuffle, the homeowner grabbed his firearm from where it was stored and shot both suspects. One was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital; the other arrived at the medical facility on his own. Police said the resident won’t be charged as he was protecting himself and his family. (Hartford Courant, Hartford, Conn., 9/6/15)


Grocery Store Owner Scares Off Would-Be Robber

Pierre Phurcien has carried concealed for the past eight years. Recently, that practice came in handy when a would-be thief entered the Lehigh Acres, Fla., grocery store Phurcien owns. “I saw a guy with a mask, and I was thinking it was a kid playing,” Phurcien told media afterward. Pretty soon, he found out it was no game. “He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said, ‘Give me the money,’” Phurcien said. “Then I pulled my gun, and … he starts to run away.” Lee County deputies were still looking for the suspect. (NBC2, Fort Myers, Fla., 9/14/15)


Detroit Resident Turns Tables On Muggers

Just weeks after a Detroit resident was approved for concealed carry, the man protected himself during an attempted mugging. Three teens, at least one with a gun, approached him and demanded his money. The victim handed over $220. While the teens were momentarily distracted by counting the money, the victim drew his own gun and fired. One teen was shot in a leg; another was shot in the chest; the third ran away. The two injured suspects fled on foot while the victim called 911. The injured pair showed up at Sinai Grace Hospital, claiming that they were held up and shot while they were walking down the street. The case has been handed over to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. No charges will be brought against the armed citizen. (Fox 2 Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 10/19/15)


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