If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Fatal Shooting Could Fall Under ‘Castle Doctrine’
So at 4AM an armed, masked man is climbing into your house through a window. What would you do?
“Payton was actually wearing a mask and pointing a gun at [the homeowner] as he came through the window. Based on the evidence at the scene and the information that we have at this point, it appears that the homeowner’s actions were justified under Indiana’s Castle Doctrine,” said Sgt. Jason Cullum.
Now the homeowner has to deal with retaliation from the dead-guy’s friends and relatives.
“We do see victims of crime that take actions to defend themselves that are targeted a second time because friends or family of the person they took action against are mad,” Sgt. Cullum said. “They don’t care that their friend or loved one was committing an armed violent felony.”
Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.