I love a story with a happy ending! A home invasion gone wrong (for the scum bag intruder that is) landed one criminal a one way ticket to the morgue.
A perp broke into a home in Kingman, Arizona around 7:30pm, and tasered the home owner…..however, his game came to a quick end when the homeowner pulled out a gun and shot the suspect.
According to 3TV/CBS 5, the homeowner said the suspect “got into the house and robbed him.” Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the suspect tased the homeowner “several times” while in the house, but at some point, the homeowner was able to retrieve a gun and fatally wound the suspect.
The Daily Miner reports that the incident occurred in the 2700 block of Potter Avenue.
Authorities have not charged the homeowner, and an investigation continues.
Arizona has a “Castle Doctrine” statute, which recognizes a homeowner’s right to use lethal force in self-defense if an individual with life-threatening intentions unlawfully enters his home. Claims of self-defense via the Castle Doctrine are not a valid defense, however, if an intruder is incited into entering the home. This is one reason an investigation follows an incident that appears, at first glance, to be an open and shut case.
How about that for justice? Let that be a lesson to every criminal out there, thinking about breaking into someone’s home. There are more of us who carry than they realize!