How Would You Respond to an Aggressive Intruder at 1:30 in the Morning?

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Intruder shot and killed during Post Falls home invasion.

Deputies say a man and woman were asleep in the home, when they were awakened by loud crashing sounds. That’s when they found the man inside their home.

The sheriff’s office says the homeowners told the man to leave multiple times. They say it also appears the intruder was armed. The homeowner says the man refused to leave and became aggressive, so he got a gun and shot the man multiple times.

The investigation continues, but no one has been charged with a crime.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense is Legal in Washington State

While a month isn’t long by DA-standards, I think they could have made this determination sooner. No charges: Prosecutors rule self-defense in fatal Gorst shooting.

Cody T. Brooks was shot Sept. 6 by Brian Eugene Ellison, 53, after Brooks approached him while carrying a knife, threatened him, made bizarre statements and grabbed him by the neck, according to reports. Brooks was found dead in the road. Investigators found the knife and two spent bullet casings nearby.

I guess they have to get all the evidence processed. And Washington is a Deep Blue state, so the DA has to appeal the folks who hate self-defense.

Still, Washington State has a long history of acknowledging legal self-defense.

Road Rage and Justifiable Self-defense

You have the right to defend yourself in Washington State. Sheriff’s Office to recommend assault charge against man shot near Joyce.

He thought the guy was trespassing. Instead of calling the police, he overreacted.

Thompson told investigators he was driving back to state Highway 112 when Edwards’ vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, blocking him.

Thompson said he drove around the vehicle and that Edwards followed him, eventually passing him in a no passing zone and sideswiping him, causing Thompson to lose control of his vehicle.

When he tried to get out of the vehicle, he was assaulted by the guy who just ran him off the road.

“He was in fear of his life,” [Chief Criminal Deputy Brian] King said.

He shot the guy attacking him.

Cops believe the shooter acted in self-defense, but are investigating to see if he trespassed. The guy who got shot will be charged with assault when he gets out of the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Lot of Bad Things Can Happen in 15 Minutes

When you call 911 you expect police to show up. But should you expect that? SPD investigating Target rampage response time.

Why, when I’m at a Target, does it takes you 14 minutes to get there? He’s head butting people, he’s throwing things down escalators, he really is on a rampage .. I really want to know, how many cops are out there when I dial 911 or how many cops aren’t out there?

That question was asked of Seattle PD Sgt. Sean Whitcomb by a radio interviewer. The answer: Once we dispatched someone it took them 3 minutes to get there. But the Seattle PD doesn’t answer questions about staffing levels. It’s about safety of officers which I will accept for the time being. Though I have a suspicion that the union is going to make a push for more officers or more overtime or more something.

The incident itself was originally classified as a priority 2 call, not as a “crime in progress.” That contributed to the delay.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. They can send you all kinds of help. They can also fail to correctly classify your situation, or just plain ignore you. You should have a plan for what you are going to do between the time you call 911, and the help arrives.

Just how old do you have to be to defend yourself?

The Left is always going on about how kids and teens should be locked away from guns. Teen girl fires shot at armed intruder in Spanaway.

So this idiot ex-boyfriend kept causing problems and having 911 get called over “domestic incidents” involving a knife. When he got chased off one time, a mother and her teen daughter went across the street to check on their friend – the victim of his attacks.

The teen told returning deputies that after the first incident, she and her mom had gone across the street to check on the woman involved in the first incident. The girl returned home first to find the power had been shut off and grabbed a .22 pistol, deputies said.

Moments later, she heard a noise coming from the backyard and saw the man from before standing in her door.

He threatened her and actually managed to give her a light wound before she shot “at him.” (Range time people!) At which point he ran like a rabbit.

Police caught up with him walking away, and he faces numerous charges including domestic assault and first degree assault. All because of the “How dare you live without me!” attitude.

I suppose the Left will maintain that the world would be a better place if a teen-aged girl had to face an adult male attacker armed with a knife without a gun. Or maybe they will say that if they had not checked on their friend, they wouldn’t have been targeted. (A wild supposition, since he may have known they were friends.) Which is the city-dwellers’ long-standing attitude of “don’t get involved.” Kitty Genovese is unavailable for comment.

Self-defense in Seattle

For a deep-blue state, Washington has a long history of self-defense. Ballard homeowner shoots intruder; police find suspect in hospital minutes later.

The homeowner was sleeping when he heard what sounded like someone breaking into his house in the 6700 block of 25th Avenue Northwest around 4:15 a.m., according to a Seattle police online blotter post. He armed himself with a handgun and found an intruder who had already broken into an enclosed mud room and was trying to break into the main house, the post said.

10 minutes later a 35-year-old man, who had been gutshot, showed up at a local hospital. He was transported to a trauma center.

One other guy was arrested when he was found next to a car – blood inside and outside the car. The vehicle also contained stolen property.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Cops Behaving Badly – Federal .gov Edition

OK it was an attorney for ICE, not actually an enforcement officer. (If you don’t like the free ice cream…) Former top ICE attorney facing prison time for stealing identities of immigrants.

Raphael Sanchez “abused his position of public trust to prey our nation’s immigrants,” according to documents filed by lawyers from the Department of Justice’s public Integrity Section ahead of his sentencing in U.S. District Court. The 44-year-old attorney in February pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and has been in custody since he agreed to surrender his bar license.

At least it seems Mr. Sanchez will be held accountable.

Update on the Walmart Shooting on Sunday

The guy who shot the Walmart gunman breaks his silence. ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead. He has been cleared of all wrongdoing.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them but always being prepared nonetheless,” George, 47, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

[snip]

“I acted on Sunday to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent,” George said. “This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather.”

Expect the media to play up the “First Responder” role, but he is a paramedic, not a cop.

This is the story that the media really doesn’t want to talk about. A bad guy with a gun, stopped by a good guy with a gun. In this case a really good guy. Details of the incident are at the link above, or my post from Tuesday.

Bad Guy With Gun, Good Guy With Gun

This is what the media says never happens. Well it happened. ‘Hero’ customer kills gunman during wild rampage at Tumwater Walmart

The bad guy opened fire in Walmart, then he tried to carjack a car in the parking lot. The 1st guy refused to give up his car, and got shot. When the bad guy turned to a second car, he got stopped. With extreme prejudice.

The suspect then approached a second car and driver – and it was then that Adams saw one of the two armed customers jump into action and shoot the gunman dead.

“Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me,” says Chadwick.

The armed civilian who shot the gunman was later identified as a 47-year-old Oakville man. After shooting the suspect, he immediately grabbed his first aid kit from his car and rendered aid to the victim of the attempted carjacking. The victim was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in critical condition.

The would-be bad-guy is dead.

This is what concealed carry can do. It isn’t a guarantee, but if you called 911 (assuming they had a car available to respond) help would be minutes away. [Hat tip to The Ultimate Answer to Kings.]

He Ignored a Warning Shot

So he got shot. Parkland woman shoots ‘high’ teen intruder

[The homeowner] woke up when her dogs started barking, heard a scratching sound then saw an intruder down the hallway. She grabbed a handgun and told the [suspect] to stop. When he kept coming, she fired a warning shot through a window but that didn’t deter the teen. She then shot him in the arm and called 911.

The gun-hating Left will count this as a “teen tragically shot,” because the criminal is 16-years-old. The fact that he was committing burglary at the time (and after he got shot kept saying “I am so hi”) will not matter to them. Why clutter the issue with facts?

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Once Again We See Knowing Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re “Safe”

The Left loves to go on about a gun is more likely to “be used against someone you know.” But they say that like it’s a bad thing. Lakewood self-defense apartment shooting injures 1, police say | The News Tribune

A Lakewood man shot a neighbor who was trying to break down the door to his apartment Sunday morning during a dispute, police said.

He knows the guy. They are neighbors. He knows him enough that they were in some kind of dispute. But then the guy went too far, and tried to break down the door.

Self-defense is a human-right, even if you know the guy who is a threat.

“At this point, it looks like a self-defense shooting,” [Lakewood police spokesman Andy] Gildehaus said.

The guy who got shot was in surgery Sunday afternoon. (For previous entries on this topic see the links: An Acquaintance Can Be A Threat, Knowing Someone Doesn’t Mean They Can’t Be a Threat, and An “unwelcome guest”)

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Disturbed Person Can Still Be a Threat

Because you can’t know that person’s situation when they are rushing you. Disturbed intruder shot by Kitsap County homeowner | KIRO-TV

The homeowner said he armed himself and went downstairs to investigate after he heard yelling and loud banging on his living and dining room windows. His family was home at the time of the incident.

The homeowner said he yelled at the person outside but received no answer. When he opened the front door, the suspect rounded the corner of the house and charged at the homeowner, pushing him backwards, according to officers.

The homeowner fired 1 shot, but the guy kept coming – for a while. Deputies found him on the front step and took him to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in the State of Washington

How should a woman respond when a man knocks her to the ground and climbs on top of her? No charges for woman who killed man on side of Interstate 5 | The News Tribune

He was upset with the way she was riding her motorcycle. He boxed her in with his crossover SUV and confronted her on the side of the road.

Jones started a fight with the woman and at some point she head-butted him. Jones then slammed the woman’s head into a jersey barrier and took her to the ground.

As Jones tried to climb on top of her, she shot him in the chest with a handgun. He died at the scene.

She acted in self-defense, and so will not be charged, because self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

An ambush only works if your target isn’t forewarned. Man fatally shot by Eatonville homeowner in return fire has been identified.

So there was some “incident” between one of the 3 people in the car and the homeowner’s son. The threat to “shoot up the house” was issued. So the homeowner armed himself and took position by the front door.

Then 3 people drove up and started shooting into a bedroom of the home.

The homeowner returned fire, striking Smith. He then called 911.

Smith, of Puyallup, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people in the car, a 31-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, fled and were arrested nearby 20 minutes later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Don’t Bring a Sledgehammer to a Gunfight

This guy is lucky to be alive. Spokane Valley homeowner shoots man with a sledgehammer on his property

So there was a guy kicking and screaming at his front door.

Ralph Wending told deputies a man had grabbed a sledgehammer from a truck and came at him with the hammer.

He fired one shot into the ground, and a 2nd shot into his leg. Aside for the risk of hitting an artery, he could have just been shot in the chest or the head.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Washington State Has a Long History of Legal Self-defense

He broke into a fenced back yard, and encountered an armed homeowner. Former Vancouver mayoral candidate shoots and kills prowler in yard, police say | KGW.com

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the homeowner, identified as former Vancouver mayoral candidate Steven Cox, was awakened by the prowler in his fenced backyard.

“The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard,” she said. “A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect.”

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital where he later died of a gunshot wound. And while the investigation is ongoing…

Washington state law allows someone to use reasonable force to defend themselves or their property, so long as they feel they’re about to be attacked.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

What Would You Do to Protect Your Kids?

They weren’t just breaking in; they were breaking into a kids’ room. Homeowner kills burglar trying to break into sleeping kids’ room | KOMO

A homeowner shot and killed a burglar Thursday morning who was trying to break into a room where 2 of his young children were sleeping, the King County Sheriff’s Office says.

I think that parents have a duty to protect their kids.

SO the one would-be bad-guy is dead. The other ran.

“The person absolutely has the right to protect themselves and their family on their own property. Again, it has to be reasonable and they have to feel their life or somebody else’s was threatened with serious bodily harm,” said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff’s Office.

But the DA determines if charges will be brought.

As Sgt. West noted, self-defense is a human-right.

Woman Shoots Man in Self-defense

He charged her, and she responded appropriately. UPDATE: Man shot in Capitol Hill to be arrested – Capitol Hill Times

Seattle Police report a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg Monday morning will be arrested, after investigators determined the woman who shot him was acting in self-defense.

This appears to be a domestic violence issue, because “how dare you life without me” is still a thing in some people’s minds.

It didn’t work out for this guy, whatever he was thinking.

So how would you respond to an attack (or at least being “charged”) by an ex?

He Should Have Heeded the Warning

The homeowner told the bad-guy that he was home. He broke in anyway. Homeowner shoots, kills intruder near Brown’s Point | KOMO

The homeowner awoke to the sound of a burglar on his porch, Troyer said.

The homeowner alerted the suspect that he was in the house. The suspect then forced his way into the home.

One shot was fired. The would-be bad-guy was dead at the scene.

So What Would You Do if Someone Was Breaking Into Your Home at 2 AM?

She warned him she was armed. It did not deter him. Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in in Poulsbo | KING5.com

Detectives say the female homeowner said she heard someone breaking into her home. She called 911 and then armed herself with a gun. She says she gave the suspect ample warning, but he continued to break into her house. That’s when she fired her weapon.

They are still investigating, but don’t believe that the homeowner did anything wrong. Because self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.