He suffered from a failure of the victim-selection process. Sheriff: Licking shooting was self-defense against home invader
[Texas County, Missouri Sheriff James] Sigman said a 34-year-old man who lives at the Highway 32 home said a 28-year-old man was attempting to break into the home while cursing and challenging the homeowner. The man forced his way into the home, Sigman said, and the homeowner fired one shot from his pistol.
He wasn’t sure if he hit anyone, but the cops found a guy a short time later with a gunshot wound, and he was taken to a local hospital.
Sheriff Sigman says that the evidence and testimony show that this was an act of self-defense. Which is a human-right.