Self-defense Friday

Several stories of self-defense.

File this first story under “Don’t bring a crowbar to a gunfight.” Crowbar-wielding intruder is shot

Sgt. Vince Lewis says the homeowner called police early Thursday morning to report shooting the intruder after waking to find him inside the home.

According to Lewis, the resident chased the intruder outside, shot the suspect and then held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

That one is still under investigation…

A home invasion robber thwarted by an armed homeowner in Portland, Oregon. Reported intruder dead, homeowner injured in SE Portland

Later Thursday, police said the homeowner was the victim of a home invasion robbery involving several suspects. Lazarides was killed in the home and the others fled. Police said they had very little information about them.

From Louisville, Kentucky another story of self-defense. Resident shoots man trying to break into home, police says

Police were called to the house after the homeowner said he shot one of two men who were trying to break in. The other man ran.

One is injured and in custody. The other ran like a rabbit. There was a call earlier in the week about 2 men casing houses.

In each of these cases police were eventually called via 911. But bad things were already happening (or already done happening) when those calls were made. Calling 911 is a fine thing, but the need for self-defense can come on in an instant. How prepared are you?