The Armed Citizen® June 7, 2024

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posted on June 7, 2024
The Armed Citizen

During the early morning hours of March 9, a 28-year-old man broke into the home of an elderly couple. The noise of their garage being broken into woke the couple, who went down together to investigate. Upon seeing them, the intruder attacked, pushing down the woman. Her husband then shot and killed the assailant. The intruder was “well known to law enforcement” for a history of breaking and entering or criminal trespass (including an instance at a nursing home), burglary, resisting arrest and battery of a peace officer. (riograndesun.com, Española, N.M., 3/11/24)


Security video from a convenience store in Jackson, Miss., shows the store owner cleaning a countertop near the entrance around noon on March 22 when a man walked in and threatened him with a knife. The store owner attempted to flee around several displays, but the assailant continued to chase him. The store owner, however, was able to create enough distance to draw his firearm. He fired one shot, striking the assailant and killing him. Speaking to reporters later, the armed citizen said, “What would you do if somebody came with a knife? No matter how strong you are, you can’t fight a person with a knife in his hand, no way. I [gave] him enough chance chasing me around the store ... it didn’t work.” The store owner is not expected to face charges; however, he said he has had to close his store due to threats. (wlbt.com, Jackson, Miss., 3/26/24)

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