Even if the home appears to be vacant. DEADLY SHOOTING: POLICE: ‘Homeowner stood his ground’ – sandmountainreporter.com: Local News.
The unidentified homeowner and another man were in the home Tuesday night checking the property when a third man allegedly broke into the home.
The homeowner shot the intruder once in the abdominal area. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene when medics arrived on scene.
No charges are likely, as Alabama does have the strong version of the Castle Doctrine.
Alabama does have a “Castle Law” that allows homeowners to protect their property in certain instances. Former Gov. Bob Riley signed the law in 2006 giving citizens the choice to defend themselves and their families in the face of attack without the fear of criminal prosecution and civil litigation.