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Man Shoots, Kills Home Intruder…31 Mar 13

A South Philadelphia homeowner opened fire early this morning on two men who broke into his home, leaving one of the would-be burglars dead.

The two men broke in through a second floor bathroom window of a home on the 1400 block of S 6th Street just before 1 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.

The 63-year-old homeowner, who wasn’t identified, says he confronted the men in the bathroom and a struggle ensued with the intruders, according to investigators.

During the struggle the homeowner opened fire and the men left house through the window and onto the rear roof, according to police.

When officers arrived they were met by the homeowner who told them that he shot at the intruders.

Police found one of the men on the back roof dead. The other intruder got away.

No charges were filed as the investigation continued.

In Pennsylvania, a person can be found justified to use force against some who has broken into their home under the so-called “Castle Doctrine” that was amended in 2011.

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Mom who shot intruder inspires gun control foes……


A Georgia mother who shot an intruder at her home has become a small part of the roaring gun control debate, with some firearms enthusiasts touting her as a textbook example of responsible gun ownership.
Melinda Herman grabbed a handgun and hid in a crawl space with her two children when a man broke in last week and approached the family at their home northeast of Atlanta, police said. Herman called her husband on the phone, and with him reminding her of the lessons she recently learned at a shooting range, Herman opened fire, seriously wounding the burglary suspect.
The National Rifle Association tweeted a link to a news story about the shooting, and support poured in from others online, hailing Herman as a hero. The local sheriff said he was proud of the way she handled the situation.
“This lady decided that she wasn’t going to be a victim, and I think everyone else looks at this and hopes they have the courage to do what she done,” Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said Wednesday.
Herman was working from home Friday when she saw a man walk up to the front door. She told police he rang the doorbell twice and then over and over again. He went back to his SUV, got something out and walked back toward the house, a police report said.
Herman took her 9-year-old son and daughter into an upstairs bedroom and locked the door. They went into bathroom and she locked that door, too. She got her handgun from a safe, the report said, and hid with her children. At some point, she called her husband, who kept her on the line and called 911 on another line.
In a 10-minute 911 recording released by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Donnie Herman calmly explained what was happening to a dispatcher. His part of the conversation with his wife was also recorded.
“Is he in the house, Melinda? Are you sure? How do you know? You can hear him in the house?” Donnie Herman said.
His wife told him the intruder was coming closer.
“He’s in the bedroom? Shh, shh, relax. Just remember everything that I showed you, everything that I taught you, all right?” Donnie Herman told his wife, explaining later to the dispatcher that he had recently taken her to a gun range.
It wasn’t clear from the recording exactly when they went to range and Donnie Herman told The Associated Press on Wednesday the family didn’t want to talk about the shooting.
After Donnie Herman told his wife police were on the way, he started shouting: “She shot him. She’s shootin’ him. She’s shootin’ him. She’s shootin’ him. She’s shootin’ him.”
“OK,” the dispatcher responded.
“Shoot him again! Shoot him!” Donnie Herman yelled. He told the dispatcher he heard a lot of screaming, but he seems to get increasingly worried when he doesn’t hear anything from his wife.
Melinda Herman told police she started shooting the man when he opened the door to the crawl space. The man pleaded with her to stop, but she kept firing until she had emptied her rounds, she told police. She then fled to a neighbor’s house with her children.
The man drove away in his SUV. Police found the SUV on another subdivision street and discovered a man bleeding from his face and body in a nearby wooded area. Police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Paul Slater of Atlanta.
Chapman said the hospital asked him not to comment on Slater’s condition, but he said he is not certain Slater will survive. Authorities have a warrant but haven’t formally arrested Slater yet. They plan to charge him with burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and aggravated assault, Walton County sheriff’s Capt. Greg Hall said.
A phone number for Slater was not listed and it was not clear whether he has an attorney.
Authorities believe Slater targeted a home in another local subdivision but left when confronted by the homeowner, Chapman said.

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Alabama mother shoots home intruder…..

Don’t Mess With Maternal Instinct: Don’t try to pet a dog growling over her pups, don’t mess with a mama bear protecting her cubs, and don’t threaten a mother pointing a gun at you.

Martha Lewis of Dora, Alabama, told WVTM-TV that she awoke at around 3 a.m. to the crash of somebody breaking down the front door. Lewis quickly phoned police, grabbed her gun and went to her daughters’ room. She told both of the girls to arm themselves. The older girl grabbed an axe and the younger one grabbed a butcher knife. It’s a bit odd that this family would keep an axe and a butcher knife on the second floor of their house, but clearly Lewis keeps her family well prepared. Don’t let her southern belle twang fool you: this lady means business.

With all three ladies armed to the teeth, Lewis went to the top of the stairs to confront the intruder. It was there that she spotted the 25-year-old man, Michael Jacobs, standing at the foot of the staircase. The two had a brief, tense conversation that sounds like something that you’d hear out of a movie. According to Lewis, the man began walking up the stairs and asked, “Would you shoot me?”

Lewis honestly answered, “I don’t want to have to, but I will.”

That sounds like a pretty sensible warning. Of all the terrible situations to be in as a bad guy, you’d think that standing down a resolute, armed mother protecting her children would be right up there with surrounded by a SWAT team. To be honest, we’d probably prefer to try our luck with the SWAT team.

With the front door right behind him and a gun-wielding mother of two at the top of the stairs in front of him, Jacobs made a stupid decision. He continued to climb the stairs, forcing Lewis to pull the trigger.

Lewis recalled the moment, “It wasn’t like, oh can I pull the trigger? It was like when should I shoot? When will he be close enough that I know I won’t miss him? That’s one of the things that was going through my mind.”

Jacobs, then plus one bullet wound and minus a few ounces of blood, stumbled out into the front yard. Police arrived and hauled him off to a hospital, where he was placed in stable condition. The police plan to charge Jacobs with burglary, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Some reports indicate that Jacobs has been kept under heavy sedation because he became combative at the hospital. What a nice guy.

Lewis, on the other hand, will not face any charges. If anything, the police seemed to be relieved that Lewis had pulled the trigger. Lewis, who has owned the gun for three years, added, “One of them said we would be writing up a different report if she had not had that gun.”

“There‘s so much talk about banning guns and gun control, but they’re for protection,” she said. “There’s no way that I could have fought him off.”

Even with her well-armed daughters backing her up, one adult male versus a woman and two young girls in hand-to-hand combat is not a recipe for a happy ending.

Lewis said following the event that her daughters have both been able to sleep well because they feel safe in their home. And they should — with a resolute mother like that watching over them, what do they have to fear?

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