Tag Archives: self defense

Score one for the 2A: 67-year-old woman shoots & kills armed intruder

She saved herself and her 90-year-old mom. You go, girl!


Police honor 9-year-old girl who helped fight off mom’s attacker

Quite the brave little girl!


77-year-old man with a CCL shoots and kills robber in Chicago

From MyFoxChicago:

“An elderly man with a concealed carry license shot and killed a robber in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The 77-year-old was in a garage on East 89th near MLK in West Chesterfield around 12:30 p.m. when the robber drove up.

The robber pulled out a gun and demanded the elderly man’s stuff, police said.

Instead of handing his things over, the elderly man pulled out a gun and shot the robber in the head and chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chicago Police said that the elderly man has a valid Firearms Owner Identification Card and a Concealed Carry License. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that he is a retired firefighter.”


California man who twice broke into his dad’s former home fatally shot by new owners

Feel good story to start your week!

From Yahoo:

A California man who broke into his old home twice in the same weekend was fatally shot by the new owners, according to a press release from the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the man as 28-year-old Lennin Elizalde, the son of the house’s former owner, according to the sheriff’s office.

While moving in on October 9, the new owners noticed Elizalde inside their home after he broke in through the side door, the news release said.

Law enforcement said Elizalde refused to leave the property until the new owners called 911, and said he threatened the two occupants but left the scene before detectives arrived, the sheriff’s office said.

Elizalde was later located by deputies and “was arrested for illegal entry into a dwelling, vandalism, and possession of methamphetamine,” the news release said. “While transporting him to jail, Lennin informed the deputy that he believed that the residence was still his property and that he intended to return to the home.”

When Elizalde was in custody, a deputy requested to increase his bail based on his threats. A judge later denied the application due to the nature of his misdemeanor charges, according to the news release.

He was released from jail and returned to the property just after 12 a.m. on October 10. The new owners told authorities Elizalde broke into the home by kicking through the front door before he attacked a male occupant who was sleeping in the living room, according to the Mercury News.

Authorities said the other owner, identified as another male, shot Elizalde in self-defense. The intruder died at the scene, authorities said. No one has been arrested or charged with Elizalde’s death.”

Some people just have to learn the hard way…