Alabama Woman Shoots Home Intruder ~ VIDEO

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.

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WKRG TV 5 CBS reports 09-04-19 in Baldwin County, v, a 44-year-old woman is hospitalized after being shot Thursday morning in a home near Daphne.

The homeowner on Collier Loop Road was in the bathtub when her children heard a commotion in the front of the house. They go back and tell the mother that someone is in the house. The family doesn’t know who it is and they should not be in the house,” reports Baldwin County Sheriff’s Captain Clint Cadenhead.

It turns out it’s a woman she knew, who used to live there. The 44-year-old resident commands the intruder to get out of the house. The intruder does not leave. The resident gets a firearm out of the bedside table and again tells the intruder to leave. The Sherriff reports the information he has is the intruder then reached for the resident’s gun.

The intruder was shot once in the abdomen with a .38 caliber handgun.

The homeowner is shaken up but was not injured and is co-operating with investigators. The Sheriff added, “She says she’s never shot anyone, that’s what she told us.”

The names of those involved have not been released nor have the condition of the woman that was shot. It will be up to a Baldwin County Grand Jury to decide if anyone will face charges.

Comments:

Statistics’ tell us the 90 to 95% of intruders flee if warned. That being said, the other 5 to 10% don’t. Try to dial 911 as soon as you realize there may be a threat and leave the phone off the hook.

A good practice here is to keep your distance from any intruder or keep some furniture in their way. That makes it less likely they will able to grab your firearm.

My talk show guest attorney commented that the intended victim here is probably OK in Alabama. In Nevada may be OK but will need a competent lawyer by her side. In California, she is likely to be arrested and charged depending on the county she lives in. A civil lawsuit for damages will undoubtedly be filed against the homeowner.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

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Jj

The woman shot had lived in the house for several years with the homeowner. The woman who shot her was once married to the homeowner. The woman who was shot had recently moved and was told she could come and get her belongings and that is what she was doing the one that shot her knew who she was and was mad because she came and got her things and was refusing to let her have them she knew that lady was not an intruder she is a real trouble maker and is hiding from her husband with thier kids… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

First of all where is Daphne and Baldwin County. You have to wait till the end of the article to find out. The suspense was killing me. That is important because it has a lot to do with the outcome to this homeowner. Although, I don’t think it matters where I live, if someone breaks into my house and refuses to leave they can count on getting shot or to say it in a nicer way “take the room temp. challenge”.

David Tong
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Sadly in California, it is likely that one would get arrested in one’s own home for defending it against an attacking stranger in most of their large cities. Especially if that stranger is attempting to grasp for the homeowner’s firearm. There are lots of inane laws in CA, but this particular scenario rankles the most. One’s domicile, so long as there are no illegal activities going on there, should be sacrosanct.

Get Out
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Get Out

IMOA, No one should ever have to worry about being charged with any crime when someone enters their home uninvited and you shoot them after being told to leave. And these criminal buffoons or their family should not be able to file a civil lawsuit for damages either. IMOA, The victim is being punished monetarily for the criminals actions.

Will
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Will

@Get Out,if someone ever enters my house uninvited they better also realize that their chance of getting shot is very high. Whether or not that happens would depend entirely on them .The absolute last thing on earth I ever want to do is take a life in the civilian world.

Get Out
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Get Out

@Will, broke a family members bad habit of walking into houses without knocking. The family member had frightened the wife and kids one night after dark by walking in unannounced when I met them in the living room with a .45 in my hand. I reemphasized then and there not to ever enter the house unless told to do so, never had a problem after that.

Will
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Will

@Get Out,I’m really glad that you were able to make that family member understand the error of his ways.

RoyD
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RoyD

Why weren’t the doors locked?

Will
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Will

@RoyD,I have keys and door codes for family members,but I still let them know if I’m coming to town first. I don’t know if that applies to what Get Out was referring to though.

Jj
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Jj

It was the one shots home she had left the guy that owned the home had been with him 4 years he gave her permission to get her things the one in the house is his ex who has 5 kids different daddy’s lives off the system and is currently hiding from her husband with his kids she is no good

ExGob
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ExGob

While an uninvited intrusion into another’s home doesn’t automatically justify a shooting, any attempt by the intruder to disarm the legal resident is a whole ‘nother smoke. If you don’t want to get shot, get permission.

Vern
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Vern

This can’t happen to members of congress, they have armed guards around them and their homes. That’s why they can’t see why anyone else would need to be able to defend their family and homes.
Maybe if members of congress didn’t have the armed security and had to defend themselves like everybody else does they would think differently about the second amendment. At least those who aren’t communists might see things differently. Maybe?

Lee
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Lee

This happened about a month ago. Hoss Mack, Baldwin County Sheriff, isn’t likely at all to seek charges for this unless there is something more to the story and Grand Juries here are very sympathetic self defense.

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

When seconds count, the police are just minutes away!

Sir_Kickington
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Sir_Kickington

Ridiculous that one would need a lawyer because someone unlawfully entered their home.

Arny
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Arny

Insanity at it’s finest.

StWayne
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StWayne

I can’t say it enough: better to have a gun and not need it, than to not have one and it. It’s human nature to think that “it” will never happen to them, but damn if someone doesn’t always win the lottery!