Woman Shoots Man Found Hiding Several Times

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Woman Shoots Man Found Hiding Several Times

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WMBF TV 32 (Raycom Media) reports 07-23-18 in Robeson County, North Carolina, Deputies are investigating after a man was shot multiple times Friday night while inside a woman’s storage building.

According to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 5000 block of East Great Marsh Church Road in St. Pauls around 6:40 p.m.

Upon their arrival, a 39-year-old man was found shot multiple times.

A 68-year-old woman who owns the residence heard a noise inside of her storage building and found the man standing in a corner inside.

The woman fired five shots at him after he approached her in an “aggressive manner.” She further stated the man was “lunging towards her.”

The man was taken by EMS to an undisclosed hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Comments:

It is certainly reasonable for the woman to check the noises in her outside storage building before bothering the police. Most often these are small animals or just items falling over that create the suspicious sounds.

This one turns out to be an aggressive human intruder!

Fortunately, the 68-year-old female was smart enough to have her firearm with her. The investigation is ongoing and the intruder’s story has yet to be heard but this certainly appears justified.

Bob Irwin
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    C L Welch
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    C L Welch

    Job well done, this time. Handgun Caliber, Ammo and Shot placement unknown for recommendation.
    If necessary Shoot to Stop was and is the best you can do.
    Photo training much better.

    Gerry Blachley
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    Gerry Blachley

    Under all circumstances the reality that you have shot someone can be rather hard on you I have no idea what really happened and from the article no one else does she certainly has the right to defend yourself, when I teach someone self-defense I do teach them empty the gun if you pull a gun out you should have already made the decision to use if necessary .

    Gerry
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    Gerry

    Under all circumstances the reality that you have shot someone can be rather hard on you I have no idea what really happened and from the article no one else does she certainly has the right to defend yourself, when I teach someone self-defense I do teach them empty the gun if you pull a gun out you should have already made the decision to use if necessary .

    StLPro2A
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    StLPro2A

    Once again proof that your performance under stress falls to your lowest level of practice. Woman needs to practice more in order to cleanse the gene pool in such a situation.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    Usual boat load of idiots playing english teacher.
    NOTE IDIOTS: Small “e” used on purpose for satire effect.

    Billy Layton
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    Billy Layton

    Why did she shoot the guy for hiding multiple times? I’d have shot him for hiding only once.

    Notalima
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    Notalima

    Came here for this comment. Not disappointed 🙂

    Jaxn
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    Jaxn

    Please proofread your headlines for syntax. This one is misleading and or simply confusing.

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    Yeah. I wondered if he’d hidden several times.

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    @ Dr. Strangelove: Unfortunately ‘Smartphones’ makes most stupid. They nolonger read anything in full, don’t books or periodicals. They all just read the headlines (and believe them to) ! Really how much will anyone read on such small devices that were created specifically for that reason. Shortening current and future generations attention spans to zero by dumbing them down.

    Steven Schwanz
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    Steven Schwanz

    Strange that anyone would question this woman’s actions. As a 15 year CCH instructor, I know a little bit about the Use of Deadly Force Laws in the state of NC…She did not / does not have to see a weapon in possession by the attacker; she is perfectly legal to not retreat on her own property and 3rd, if she felt in imminent danger of Great Bodily Harm, Death, or Sexual Assault, she has every right under NC law to use Deadly Defensive Force. Good for her and there will probably not be any charges brought.

    Dr. Strangelove
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    Dr. Strangelove

    I see we have the usual keyboard commandos second guessing the woman after she successfully stopped a threat. I think that the ones who talk the biggest are the most ;likely to pee their panties in a stressful situation like this.

    Donald L. Cline
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    Donald L. Cline

    What was she using, a BB gun? Or did she panic and just spray and pray, just nicking him here and there? Sigh.

    Wm Hogsten
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    Wm Hogsten

    Good article……but the headline?????? Leads you to believe so many other ideas.
    Shot for hiding? Yes the article explains it, but….

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    She shot him every time she found him?

    Makes perfect sense if you think a smart billionaire would want donations to pay off a blackmailer. Poor Stormy, she must have thought $130,000 was a whole lot better than she’d ever earned before. Then she realized that if she did a tell all book she’d owe Donald millions. So she broke the NDA and I wonder when she’ll repay the money? She’ll have to make a lot of movies.

    Roger F. Garner
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    Roger F. Garner

    Shot multiple times?? Lousy ammo , better get some good stuff.

    Old 1811
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    Old 1811

    So, the guy was hiding several times? From the story, he was only hiding once. And if he’d stayed hidden, he might not have gotten shot.

    Mark
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    Mark

    Yes! That was my initial thought.