Self-defense in the Windy City

A story from a couple of days ago, that I missed. Cops: West Side homeowner wounds backyard intruder.

The 54-year-old homeowner told police he discovered the unknown man in his locked backyard and verbally instructed the man to leave, according to a police spokeswoman. But the intruder allegedly “balled up his fist” and approached the homeowner, who, fearing an attack, opened fire with a 9mm handgun, striking the intruder in the upper left thigh, police said.

The bad guy was taken to a local hospital. He’s been charged with assault. The homeowner was questioned and released, because self-defense. (Even in the People’s Republic of Illinois, it seems to sometimes be your legal right.)

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (I went looking for this story due to HeyJackass!)

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