Though the media hate to admit that. Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Young Man Trying To Force His Way Into House.
He wasn’t “trying to force his way into” the house, he had just kicked open the front door. But that comes later in the story.
Police say it all started a short time before when a 22-year-old man showed up at the house, asking if a specific person was there. The 59-year-old homeowner told the man there was no one there by that name.
“The young man asks for someone named Jamison, who we think might be a former girlfriend,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, of Allegheny County Police.
The guy not willing to accept the fact that he was in the wrong place, or maybe the wrong time, starts screaming and trying to break in. The homeowner is on the phone with 911 when the front door gives way.
While he was on the phone with 911, the young man on the porch began screaming at the homeowner to open the door and then threatened to kick the door in, and ultimately, did kick the door in, and at that point, the homeowner discharged his firearm,” said Insp. Schurman.
And the neighbors weren’t so much “shocked” as completely clueless.
“I happened to be up watching TV late last night, and I heard what I thought was a gunshot, and I blew it off assuming it couldn’t be gunshot, because we have a very quiet neighborhood,” said [SNIP] a neighbor.
If you can read this, then you live in a part of The Real World™ where crime, and armed self-defense, can occur. You are not protected by your zip code, your neighborhood, the size of your home or the make of your car. If you are protected by anything it would along the lines of fences, walls, guards or firearms.
The investigation is ongoing, but the cops haven’t arrested anyone. Though they don’t make the final decision on charges. (And DAs HATE self-defense.)