The Armed Citizen® December 15, 2014

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posted on December 15, 2014
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A 17-year-old girl was outside her home getting something from her car when she was approached by two men wearing masks. They forced her inside the home at gunpoint. The teen's father saw the assailants with his daughter and retrieved a firearm. He then fired several shots. The teen's mother also retrieved a firearm and fired. Both men were struck. One of the home invaders collapsed on the living room floor and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect returned fire before fleeing the home. He was later arrested after being treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and both thighs. He now faces charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary and armed criminal action. No other injuries were reported. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, 6/11/14)

The Armed Citizen Extra:
An Edmonds, Wash., woman awoke at 3:15 a.m. to an unknown male pounding on the front door of her home. When the unidentified man started forcing his way into the residence, the 33-year-old woman called 9-1-1 and armed herself with her 9 mm Luger handgun. After a brief struggle, the homeowner fired upon the intruder, striking him once in the abdomen. When officers arrived they located the man in front of the house, where he was taken into custody and transported to a Seattle hospital. The woman's husband, three children and a teenaged family friend were also in the house at the time of the altercation, but were unharmed. (The Daily Herald, Everett, WA, 11/28/14)

From The Armed Citizen Archives June 1967:
Two Sacramento, Calif., brothers, Daniel and Michael Valverde, were alerted in the early hours by noises at the rear of their home. Arming themselves with a shotgun, they found three men loading a truck with property from a neighbor's garage. Daniel held the men at gunpoint while his brother summoned the police. Sheriff John Misterly commented: "We could use more good work such as this by citizens. I compliment them." (Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif.)

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