79 Year Old Grandfather Shoots and Kills Man Who Was Beating His Granddaughter

December 24 2012
by GSL Staff
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Source: courierpress.com Archive: WebCite.org

A 79 year old grandfather in Indiana was in fear for his life when he fired a single shot that killed a 19 year old man who attacked his granddaughter and threatened the grandfather.

The 19 year old suspect became involved in an argument with the man’s 17 year old granddaughter and at some point started beating her and threatening to use a stun gun on her.

When the grandfather told the suspect to stop, the suspect approached the grandfather, who told him to stop. The suspect responded by continuing to approach the elderly man while making threats and threatening to use the stun gun on the grandfather.

Fearing that the younger, stronger assailant could easily overpower him and fearful that due to his age and heart condition that the stun gun may kill him, the grandfather fired a single shot at the suspect in self defense.

The suspect was shot once, ran into a neighboring yard, and collapsed. The suspect died at the scene and a stun gun was found in his pocket.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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