Today’s Guns Saving Lives digest:
Elderly Arkansas woman shoots, kills 19-year-old who broke into home
MARION, Ark. — An elderly Arkansas woman shot a home intruder Sunday morning, killing the 19-year-old man, authorities said.
The ADT alarm company received a burglar alarm call at the woman’s house at 3:31 a.m. Sunday, according to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department.
The alarm company made contact with the homeowner, who is in her late 80s and lives by herself. They then called officers in Marion and Crittenden County, who responded, according to WREG.
The woman told authorities she called out to the intruder who forcefully entered the home and ordered him to leave her home. She said he advanced toward her and that’s when she shot him in self-defense.
Read more: [HERE]
Robbery suspect shot at Lake Highlands home
A man that police believe intended to rob a Lake Highlands home was shot early Monday morning.
It happened in the 9500 block of Moss Farm Lane near Abrams Road and Royal Lane.
The homeowner said the man first rang his doorbell around 5 a.m. He apologized for being at the wrong home and left.
A few minutes later the man came back, kicked in the door and forced his way inside. But the homeowner had a gun and opened fire, police said.
Neighbors said they heard about a half a dozen shots. When responding officers arrived they found the wounded suspect in the street. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He is expected to survive, police said.
A neighbor, whose bedroom window is just yards away, described what she heard.
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North Las Vegas domestic dispute ends in defensive shooting
North Las Vegas authorities say Friday’s shooting death of a 31-year-old man during a domestic dispute appears to be an act of self-defense.
“All of the evidence and witnesses indicated the shooting was in self-defense,” Officer Eric Leavitt told reporters. He said investigators based that conclusion off of two eyewitness statements and information from about 10 others who described the incident.
In a statement, police said the shooting happened around lunchtime after an argument between the man and a 26-year-old woman turned physical and the woman opened fire, striking the man. When police arrived, officers found him with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Read More: [Guns.com]
Police: Victim, suspect exchange gunfire in Milwaukee home invasion
MILWAUKEE — Police said a suspect and victim exchanged gunfire after the suspect entered the victim’s home early Saturday, October 28th near 80th and Beechwood.
It happened shortly before 1:00 a.m.
Police said after entering the home, the suspect ransacked the home and struggled with the victim, at which point shots were fired by both the suspect and victim.
Read more: [HERE]
5 Tips For a Safe And Fun Halloween
Halloween is here! As you’re finalizing your Halloween costumes, carving pumpkins, and stocking up on candy, it’s important to also keep your family’s safety in mind. Here are five easy tips to make sure your children stay safe while Trick-or-Treating:
Read more: [NRA Blog]