German Homeowner Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Home Invaders

June 25 2015
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location: Unknown
# of Suspects: Unknown Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: Unknown State:
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We have a rare European defensive gun use this morning. An elderly man in Hamburg, Germany shot and killed one of two home invaders.

According to local media reports:

According to police reports, the two men rang the doorbell of the detached house at around 11pm and asked the 63-year-old resident “whether there had just been an ambulance here”.

When the man said no, the pair initially left, but 15 minutes later they returned. This time the man opened his door on the chain for security, but the intruders tried to force their way in.

One of the unwanted invaders managed to get into the hallway, and he was then shot by the homeowner.

The gun laws in Germany are generally very strict. The firearm used was likely a hunting shotgun or rifle that the homeowner had to obtain a permit for.

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