He got a call from his alarm company that something was not right. St. Louis man shoots armed burglar caught in the act – KMOV.com
He came home and found an armed burglar jumping out a side window.
Thornton told News 4 he saw the man’s gun and grabbed his own, shooting the suspect as another thief ran away.
“I was just trying to make sure he didn’t shoot me first,” said Thornton.
A second guy got away with stuff like a Macbook and Sony Playstation.
“(Police) put me in handcuffs,” said Thornton. “I was in the car like I was the bad person.”
But apparently they got that straightened out.
Self-defense is a human-right.
He suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Would-be car thief with box cutter shot by car’s owner – KMOV.com
According to police, a 56-year-old man discovered a 35-year-old man attempting to steal the victim’s car.
The suspect then lunged at the victim with a box cutter, but the victim shot the suspect in the leg in self-defense. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and is listed in stable condition.
He thought he was bad-ass with his box-cutter. But he picked the wrong guy to try and rob.
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
The results should not be surprising to anyone. Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed by North St. Louis County Homeowner « CBS St. Louis
Two burglary suspects allegedly first tried the front door, then broke in the back, and a gunfight ensued.
One guy was dead at the scene. The other ran like a rabbit.
In what is probably the single, most stupid question a reporter has asked this week…
St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman was asked if this is a case of Castle Doctrine.
Gee, ya think?
Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are cooperative. Mayor, police pledge more officers near Busch Stadium after shooting : News
Christopher Sanna had parked at the Old Cathedral parking lot and was walking to his car. According to police, two men in a dark-colored sedan drove up to Sanna and his girlfriend. The driver got out with a gun and demanded their belongings. The woman gave the gunman her purse, and the couple turned to run away. That’s when the gunman fired several shots in their direction, hitting Sanna in the back.
It isn’t the only case of a shooting that occurred AFTER the victims gave the robbers what they wanted.
Cooperating with criminals is a strategy. The thinking goes, “If you give them what they want, they will leave you alone.” That it is wrong is proven by this tragedy. (They never bring up the subject of rape under this “cooperate” idea…)
To my way of thinking there are better ways to deal with violence.
Of course given that they were just leaving a major sporting event at huge arena, they were probably disarmed “for their own good” by the authorities. (Can’t have weapons at sporting events!) So of course, that makes the surrounding area a “Gun Free Zone” or more accurately, a defenseless-victim zone. (The bad guys were not disarmed somehow.)
A gun may not have saved this guy; there are no guarantees in this life save death and next winter’s snows. But handing over property and then running away was also not a wining strategy. (hat tip: John Lott)
So how young is too young again? 11-year-old home alone with little sister shoots, kills intruder
Officers said the suspects tried to get in twice, unsuccessfully, before pushing through the front door of the North St. Louis County home.
When they did push through, the boy picked up a gun and shot one of them, a 16-year-old who died of his wounds at the scene, police said.
The 2nd would-be home-invader was arrested a short time later.
Self-defense is a human-right.