Home Intruder Shot And Killed by 69 Year Old

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Anthony James Lawson
Anthony James Lawson, shot dead while invading home.
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- The Augusta Chronicle reports this week (9/12/2016) in Augusta, Georgia, a local man was fatally shot early Monday by the resident of a Wrightsboro Road home.

The suspect was attempting to break into the residence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The man killed was identified by authorities as a local 40 year old. The 69 year old resident told sheriff’s investigators that the individual attempted to kick open the front door of the home. The resident called 911 when the kicking began. The suspect then pushed a window air conditioner out to get inside.

That caused the elderly resident to fire a shot at the would-be intruder with a handgun, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The suspect’s body was found inside the residence by responding Officers.

He was pronounced dead at 3:38 AM by the Richmond County Coroner. The resident did not know the suspect. The intended victim is not being charged with any offenses at this time awaiting will be review by the County District Attorney.

Comment:

A perfect defensive shooting. The intended victim called 911 as soon as he was aware of the problem. That gave the police every opportunity to arrive first. When that didn’t happen, he waited until he truly had to fire in his own defense before engaging the intruder.

Self-defense shootings get no better than this!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Eric_CA

“Are you in a “Stand Your Ground” State, or a “Duty to Retreat” state.”

Good point. In some jurisdictions one can’t shoot someone for kicking a door.

Dale Culpepper

Yes, but do be sure to check the laws in your state.. Are you in a “Stand Your Ground” State, or a “Duty to Retreat” state. Some Reality: 1) the true issues are your safety first, then your freedom from Prosecution a close second. Political Charges and Prosecutions are common. 2) You are better off In your Home, than outside, and in the worst situation if you are at the dead guy’s house. 3) Speaking from an Old Testament “Duty to Retreat State”, Va; legally it is irrelevant whether you are in your house or not. The myth of “drag… Read more »