Especially if they are home when you try to break in. MANVILLE: Local man shot by off-duty cop during attempted home robbery.
Details on what happened next are currently under investigation, but officials said Cook was quickly engaged in a physical altercation with the homeowner, who happened to be an off-duty police officer.
During the ensuing struggle, police said the officer shot Cook in the chest.
The officer then proceeded to save the would-be bad-guy’s life. He was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
The wounded guy is a suspect in several burglaries in the area. He will be charged accordingly.
Self-defense is a human-right. In New Jersey, they may try to deny that, but I doubt anyone is going to fault the officer in this case.