The Armed Citizen® October 9, 2012

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posted on October 9, 2012
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When a homeowner heard noises coming from the first floor of his home, he called out. One of two intruders reportedly identified himself as a police officer so the resident descended the stairs to investigate. One man hurled a hatchet at the homeowner, but missed. The resident fought back and fired a shotgun striking one of the intruders. Both men fled upon hearing the gunshot. The wounded suspect was later arrested when he sought medical treatment. (Kitsap Sun, Tacoma, WA, 6/28/12)

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August 1969: Suddenly awakened, Mrs. Margaret King, Godfrey, Ill., found an intruder standing in her bedroom. She fired two shots from a cal. .22 pistol. The intruder fled. Police later detained a man who sought treatment for gunshot wounds in the chest at a nearby hospital. (Belleville, Ill., News-Democrat)

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May 1987: At a Cleveland, Ohio, doughnut shop a knife-wielding robber ordered two female clerks to lie on the floor. When he ordered Bonnie Kerkhoff to hand over her purse, she complied but produced a .38 revolver from it and fired at the intruder, wounding him. Police charged a wounded suspect with aggravated robbery. (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio)

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