The Armed Citizen® May 12, 2023

posted on May 12, 2023
The Armed Citizen

On the morning of March 1, a 29-year-old man allegedly broke into a home in El Paso, Texas, and shot a dog. A 37-year-old resident returned fire before the perpetrator could do more after which the suspect fled. He was found at a nearby intersection yelling for help and saying that he had been shot, whereupon he was transported to a local hospital. Police intended to charge the home invader with burglary of habitation once he was released from the hospital. The residents of the home were uninjured; the condition of the wounded dog was unknown. (, Dallas, Texas, 3/5/23)

A homeowner encountered an alleged burglar exiting his home in Kingsport, Tenn., just after 8 p.m. on March 1. Rather than simply leaving, however, the intruder reportedly approached the homeowner in a manner that caused him to fear for his life. The homeowner was armed and shot the alleged intruder, resulting in a non-life-threatening wound. (, Johnson City, Tenn., 3/1/23)

A 71-year-old man was walking home from a takeout restaurant on March 2 when two men reportedly emerged from an alley and attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The man pulled out a revolver and exchanged fire with the suspects, who then fled. The armed citizen unfortunately sustained a wound to his ankle but was otherwise unhurt. The suspects had not yet been apprehended at the time of our reporting. (, Philadelphia, Pa., 3/3/23)


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