By Rick Ector
Detroit, Michigan – -(Ammoland.com)- Just one week after it was reported that Detroit residents – in three separate incidents – successfully used their firearms to defend themselves against several violent criminals, two more armed citizen reports have surfaced.
In the latest two incidents, two more home invaders were shot and killed as they attempted to force their way into a home owner’s residence.
In total, four bad guys were permanently retired from their illicit trade within a two week period of time.
Detroit Residents Keep Pace With Last Week’s Justified Homicide Total
Under the Castle Doctrine in the state of Michigan, it is presumed that persons either in the process of breaking into a home or persons who have already broken into a home are a threat of imminent danger of at least great bodily harm, sexual assault, or death. As such, persons in the home during the aforementioned attack are justified in using lethal force against the invaders. However, that presumption can be rebutted by the County Prosecutor but it is his burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the home invaders presented no threat of danger to the occupants.
In the first new incident, a 54 year old woman at home, who had already suffered seven prior break-ins, heard a loud sound generated at a side window of her home. She grabbed her gun and proceeded to investigate. She found an intruder entering her home through that window. She gave several warnings but the intruder proceeded to enter anyway. She discharged her firearm and the predator was shot and killed.
In the other new incident, a man of an unspecified age heard the sound of shattering glass at the rear of his home. Allegedly, two men were attempting to invade his residence through a window. The home owner retrieved his firearm and discharged it at the bad guys. One invader was struck and killed while the invader’s accomplice managed to evade capture.
The two aforementioned incidents involved three assailants. Two were apparently justified homicides. One bad guy got away. The justified homicides from these two events matches the tally from last weeks’s three defensive gun use stories in which two attacking predators were killed. Moreover, none of the victims from this past week were injured in the defense of their homes and their lives.
Detroit residents are fed up with violent crime. Additionally, it appears that they are ready, willing, and able to defend themselves. Hopefully, this trend will continue. However, it hard to believe that the pace will remain the same. According to the Detroit Police Department, only 15 justified shootings were recorded last year in 2013. Thus, in two week’s time, one-fourth of that total has already been achieved. For now, let’s see if another two get registered in the coming week.
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school – Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit.
Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, Lock-N-Load Radio, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.