The Armed Citizen® April 21, 2023

posted on April 21, 2023
The Armed Citizen

Around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, a 50-year-old Houston lawyer entered a home in Tyler, Texas, and confronted the residents, claiming their truck belonged to him. The homeowner was able to forcefully remove him from the home and lock the doors, but then, after some time had passed, he armed himself with a shotgun and went out to check on his truck. The suspect returned to the property, so the homeowner told him authorities were on the way and instructed him to sit down. The lawyer began yelling a woman’s name in an apparent mental episode and, when the homeowner’s fiancé came outside, became more agitated. He then apparently made death threats and began approaching the couple. The homeowner instructed him to stop or he would fire, but the man charged at them. The armed citizen shot the deranged man in the chest once, killing him. (, Houston, Texas, 2/5/23)

A suspected burglar in Portland, Ore., was shot after he allegedly broke into a business around 5:30 a.m. on March 6. Police told reporters the man encountered the business owner, the situation escalated, and the business owner shot the intruder, who was then taken to the hospital with serious gunshot wounds. The armed citizen was not wounded. The investigation was still ongoing at the time of reports. (, Portland, Ore., 1/7/23)


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