How Should a 61-year-old Defend Herself from a 30-year-old?

If not with a firearm? Woman likely shot and killed man in self-defense, Newport News police say.

The 61-year-old woman shot the man during a dispute inside the 55th Street home at about 2 p.m., Newport News police spokesman Brandon Maynard said following an initial police investigation.

“As of right now, it appears to be a self-defense shooting,” Maynard said.

And while I find it odd that the police have to teach the following lesson, at least they are spelling it out clearly. That they have to define the difference between homicide and murder is a sad commentary on something.

Drew acknowledged that Saturday’s shooting meets the definition of homicide — defined as the killing of one person by another. But he said that if prosecutors deem it justified, it would not be considered a criminal act for FBI crime reporting purposes.

You would think that reporters who cover crime would know this, but I don’t believe that they do.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.


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