Self-defense is legal in North Carolina

JusticeBut then I thought it was. Death of man shot by homeowner ruled ‘justifiable homicide’.

On Dec. 20, deputies were dispatched to a report of an attempted home invasion and shooting at 123 Upton St., Lexington, at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Officers with the Lexington Police Department were the first to arrive on the scene. They located a male, identified as Begley, in the front yard of the residence, deceased as a result of a single gunshot wound.

It can take some jurisdictions a lot longer than 2 months to make a decision like this. Self-defense is a human-right.


Grandson Tries to Kill Grandfather – Epic Fail

Old doesn’t mean “easy target.” Bodycam: Man shot in chest after barging into Tuttle home to kill grandfather.

Police learned that around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Williams drove up to a home on Star Drive near Sky Lane and barged in when the homeowner opened the door. The homeowner, who is Williams’ estranged grandfather, grabbed a pistol and opened fire, hitting Williams in the chest.

Williams had told the officer he went to the house to kill his grandfather. The grandfather reported that his grandson said during the break-in that he planned on killing him.

The grandson got taken to hospital in critical condition. Oklahoma has a “Castle Doctrine” or “Make My Day” law, so the cops are not in the habit of prosecuting self-defense. Which is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

If you break into homes…

You will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one will be surprised at the result. One shot in home invasion.

After the initial investigation, it appears the armed homeowner confronted two adult male suspects at his residence. As a result of this confrontation, one male suspect shot. He was transported from the scene to Genesis Hospital with a single gunshot wound.

2 people are in custody, a man and a woman. It doesn’t say if the other “male suspect” is still in the hospital, or if police are still searching for someone. My instinct is to say, “Good Guys 3…” But I really can’t back that up with the story linked above.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in North Carolina

Good Guys came out on top, but they were shot as well. Eden Suspected Burglar Killed, Homeowner Wounded During Overnight Break-In.

Deonte Eric Smith and Dieontra Shukur Clark forced their way into a home on the 800 block of Bridge Street after midnight Sunday according to Eden Police. Officers responded around 12:45 to find Clark dead and the homeowners with gunshot wounds.

A child in the house was uninjured.

Cops caught up with Smith later in the day. He is charged with one count of murder. (Felony murder)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

I guessing that his plan didn’t include getting shot. Robbery suspect shot by store clerk in Jacksonville, police say.

Guy walks into a convenience store, puts a gun on the counter and demands money.

The clerk then grabbed their own gun kept behind the counter and fired a shot toward the suspect which wounded him.

And to say that cooperation – giving the guy what he wanted – would have ensured the clerk’s safety ignores a lot of the truth about these kinds of encounters with violent criminals. Case in Point: She Gave Them What They Wanted, Then They Shot Her.

A Step-by-step Review of a Cop’s Use of Force

The guy had a knife, and attacked a cop. Oh, and he was a Jihadist. Law of Self Defense: ISIS Brings Knife to Gunfight, Gets Shot

The events took place on January 7, but the body cam video and 911 recordings were only recently released under court order, in response to motions filed by media outlets for disclosure. (The body cam video footage is embedded below.)

It’s worth a look. The original video/story is at this link. But Legal Insurrection has a better analysis. (First link at top.)

It Is Self-defense Even If It Involves Someone You Know

People often have to defend themselves from someone they know. Deputies: Evans mother was protecting herself, teen son when shooting boyfriend.

Officials with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office say it all started with an argument between Rogers and his girlfriend’s son. News 12 is told Rogers was using his hands, legs, and teeth as weapons against the 15-year-old boy.

He sounds like a real winner. Anyway, to protect her son, she shot the boyfriend, who died. Deputies are satisfied (for the time being – it’s an ongoing investigation) that this was a justifiable use of force.

Self-defense is a human-right.