87-year-old woman with gun scares off robbers

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    Aug 20, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    A companion article to this one:
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    People have every right to defend their homes, and should do so, Henderson County Sheriff Charles S. McDonald said after an 87-year-old woman scared off would-be home invaders by brandishing a handgun.

    “I can’t recommend to people what they should or should not do, but I will tell you that first-degree burglary — breaking into a house while it is occupied — is a serious crime,” McDonald said Saturday.

    “Anybody that is going to do that is risking a lot, so you really have to ask yourself if you’re confronted in a situation like that what might be at stake,” he said. “My general advice is ‘aim small, miss small.’”

    Deputies arrested two burglary suspects after the woman confronted them in her Highland Lake community home early Thursday. The suspects could face more charges in connection with several other break-ins in Henderson County, authorities.

    Christopher Aaron Lewis, 24, of Jolly Lane, and Lance Millard Staton, 24, of Bracton Road, both of Hendersonville, were charged with first-degree burglary, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

    Capt. Frank Stout said the woman called 911 after confronting the suspects around 3 a.m. Thursday.


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    Aug 27, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/08/26/armed-citizen-stops-violent-attack-on-cop/

    Armed Citizen Stops Violent Attack on Cop

    Perry Stevens was minding his own business when he witnessed an attacker on top of Officer Brian Harrison.

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote him a ticket for breaking into the procession.

    Temple took exception and attacked Officer Harrison. Stevens ordered Temple to “stop and get off the officer.” Temple, who was already wounded once by Harrison, continued his attack, so Stevens shot him four times in the abdomen.
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    Aug 27, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    At her age, all she'd have to do is threaten to get naked and they woulda ran for dear life.
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    Aug 28, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    It is easier and less stressful to defend your home from burglary by fitting adequate door and window deadlocks and installing other simple crime prevention measures. These have the added benefit of protecting your home while you are out (which is when you are far more likely to be burgled).

    As for shooting dead the already injured (and unarmed) attacker of a police officer; if, as the article suggests, the attacker was still engaged in attacking the officer when he was shot, the man aiding the officer risked shooting the officer by accident. Physically restraining the attacker (e.g. in a bear hug) may have been a safer option. In other words, using a firearm may have been the most convenient option, but not necessarily the safest.
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    Ah, on another note.....

    http://www.kmov.com/home/Police-St-Louis-man-shot-in-groin-after-botched-drug-deal-167486105.html

    Police: Man shot in groin during drug deal in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A man is recovering after he was shot in the groin during an apparent drug deal gone wrong, according to police.

    The shooting happened at the Mobil gas station on Grand and Natural Bridge around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

    The 27-year-old victim told police he was approached by a male suspect who asked to purchase drugs. The victim told police he agreed, but the suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the groin.

    The victim is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

    Police have not released information on any potential suspects.
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidIt is easier and less stressful to defend your home from burglary by fitting adequate door and window deadlocks and installing other simple crime prevention measures. These have the added benefit of protecting your home while you are out (which is when you are far more likely to be burgled).

    As for shooting dead the already injured (and unarmed) attacker of a police officer; if, as the article suggests, the attacker was still engaged in attacking the officer when he was shot, the man aiding the officer risked shooting the officer by accident. Physically restraining the attacker (e.g. in a bear hug) may have been a safer option. In other words, using a firearm may have been the most convenient option, but not necessarily the safest.


    How do you know she didn't have these basic measures? I don't know how often you've been in bad areas of town anywhere, but those areas don't tend to have residents who are lackadaisical about things like locking the doors and deadbolting, etc.

    As for the shooting - this is always a risk - but restraining someone physically also has significant risks. It may have been the safer option, it may also have been a significantly more dangerous one.