But then I’m beginning to think reporters are confused about a lot of things. Man dead after St. Roch homeowner shoots him during suspected generator theft: NOPD.
His alarm woke him at 2 AM notifying him that someone was breaking into his shed. He armed himself and confronted two individuals in his yard, apparently in the process of stealing a generator.
One of the males confronted by the resident “turned around and faced” the homeowner, police said. The homeowner then fired his gun, hitting one of the men in the chest, police said. The second fled the scene.
The guy who got shot died in a local hospital.
The statement refers to the homeowner as a “victim” and the two men he confronted as “suspects.” However, the department did not immediately respond to questions Friday about whether police consider the fatal shooting to be justified, or whether the person who fled the scene would face charges.
That would be because the investigation is ongoing.
Self-defense is a human-right.