Homeowner Intruder Shot Twice but Manages Escape to ER

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WNCN-TV reports in Fayetteville, North Carolina on 12-01-2016, a homeowner said he heard noises coming from his back door just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The home is near Raeford Road and Hope Mills Road.

As he watched a male intruder entered his home.

He armed himself and told police the suspect approached him so he fired a shot that apparently hit the intruder in the stomach. The intruder kept approaching the so the resident fired again, the second round also striking the intruder.

The 30 or 31 year old suspect from Hope Mills, then fled the home before police arrived. He later appeared at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in fair condition.

He will be charged with first-degree burglary once he is released from the hospital.


Clearly from the reports a valid self-defense shooting. No mention of the firearm used.

Often suspects don’t stop or run when shot, residents should be prepared that their bullets may not have the common Television effect of an immediate stop.

Keep your distance and keep your opponent covered until help arrives! It is the general policy of medical providers to summon the police when approached by anyone with a gunshot wound.

No matter how convincing, interesting or humorous your story is about how you managed to shoot yourself by accident, the cops are coming.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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A load of 12 Ga 000 buck shot in the stomach and story would be over!


Myself, I’d keep shooting until the intruder dropped. I don’t want to get into a fight with someone possibly there to kill me. In every instance where there is an intruder in my home, 100% of the time I’ll choose him/her dying, rather than myself.


so the housebreaker did not drop to the floor and re-dye the carpet red. But those two rounds DID stop the threat. Sure, we all think it would have been better for one of those shots to hit vitals and remove this misguided perp from the gene pool. But once the threat was stopped, so should the shooting. Of course, keep that trusty firearm in your hand in case Mr. Perp gets a second wind and decides to make sure there are no witnesses to testify against him. I’d say Mr. Homeowner did well enough. And perhaps this little self-administered… Read more »