Self Defense Roundup for July 8, 2014 – 17 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

July 8 2014
by GSL Staff
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OK folks, it’s that time of the week again. Time to tackle some of the backlog of defensive gun uses we have sitting in queue. Today we have stories from many different regions in the country encompassing different venues, weapons, and types of crimes stopped.

For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article, or we get backlogged due to a high number of stories, so we occasionally publish a defensive gun use round-up to cover the stories from the last several days that fall into these categories.

We feel it is still important to document these stories in order to keep the total count of documented defensive gun uses more accurate.

It should also be noted that we feel that the defensive gun uses we document here are most likely a small percentage of the overall number of defensive gun uses that take place. Most defensive gun uses involve no shots fired and many are likely not even reported to law enforcement.

Any defensive gun uses documented here are still included in our overall count (see upper left of the page, below the logo and menu) and we still tag this post so they can be sorted by their statistics.

TITLE: Convenience store clerk shoots at robbers in Daytona Beach
STATE: FL
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: A convenience store clerk and store owner fought back during an armed robbery early Friday morning in Daytona Beach, police said.
SOURCE: http://www.wesh.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDLa75j

TITLE: Fresno County homeowner shoots out truck window as thief speeds away
STATE: CA
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: Fresno County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pickup truck with the rear window shot out after a homeowner confronted a vehicle thief southwest of Fresno Wednesday morning. The thief, a wanted parolee, might be wounded.
SOURCE: http://www.fresnobee.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDQgofW

TITLE: Man shot after he ‘threatened to shoot everyone’ during argument at Cleveland Avenue skate park
STATE: AL
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: A man was shot at the Huntsville Skate Park on Cleveland Avenue Sunday night after he “threatened to shoot everyone” during an argument and fight that escalated to a shootout.
SOURCE: http://www.al.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDWxrAY

TITLE: Robber, intended victim both injured when they open fire
STATE: WI
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: Two men were wounded Sunday night when they shot at each other during a robbery attempt in a parking lot on Milwaukee’s northwest side, police said.
SOURCE: http://www.jsonline.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDhch0C

TITLE: Intruder shot during reported home invasion in Fairbanks
STATE: AK
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: A 25-year-old Fairbanks man reportedly shot at least one of two people who had entered his Lakeview Terrace trailer home uninvited and assaulted him late Friday night, according to Alaska State Troopers.
SOURCE: http://www.newsminer.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDmruA3

TITLE: Victim confronts burglary suspect with gun
STATE: TN
GUN(S) USED: 9mm, Handgun
SUMMARY: A Lake Tansi man awakened by noises inside his house Tuesday morning grabbed his gun and confronted the intruder, who fled on foot.
SOURCE: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuDrvKq9

TITLE: Police: Man fires warning shots after suspects ram car, follow him home
STATE: KS
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: Wichita police say a man fired warning shots after a carload of people rammed his car and followed him home Friday evening.
SOURCE: http://www.kake.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuE1wFlr

TITLE: Creve Coeur man shoots, kills ex-wife, man at E. Peoria bar; off-duty officer kills gunman
STATE: IL
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Authorities in East Peoria have identified the gunman who shot and killed two people at a sports bar before he was killed by an off-duty law-enforcement officer.
SOURCE: http://www.dailyjournal.net
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuE6zF1Q

TITLE: Home invasion suspect shot with own rifle identified
STATE: LA
GUN(S) USED: Rifle, Long Gun
SUMMARY: Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal this afternoon released the identity of the man shot by his own rifle in a home invasion Friday as well as his arrest and the arrest of a second suspect.
SOURCE: http://www.theadvertiser.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuECMTRy

TITLE: Update: Store Owner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint For Police
STATE: MN
GUN(S) USED: .22LR, Handgun
SUMMARY: It was a Father’s Day a couple of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota store owners, and an alleged burglar won’t soon forget. The store owner held a burglar at gunpoint for police.
SOURCE: http://www.valleynewslive.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuEIK9YP

TITLE: Man Fires At Men Who Tried To Hit Him With A Car
STATE: OH
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: A man opened fire on two men he says tried to chase him on a west Columbus street.
SOURCE: http://www.10tv.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuEP2VBb

TITLE: Bystander shoots suspected robber outside northeast Houston nightclub
STATE: TX
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Houston police said a witness opened fire on two robbery suspects early Monday, shooting one of them.
SOURCE: http://www.khou.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuETZVH8

TITLE: Macon man shot in back during alleged car theft attempt
STATE: GA
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: Car thief gets shot doing what car thieves do.
SOURCE: http://www.13wmaz.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuEZZ3VM

TITLE: Store employee, robber wounded in exchange of gunfire
STATE: WI
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: A north side convenience store employee and a man attempting to rob the store were wounded Wednesday evening during an exchange of gunfire, according to Milwaukee police.
SOURCE: http://www.jsonline.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuEjcwE4

TITLE: Step-father shoots step-son in self defense after denying loan
STATE: TX
GUN(S) USED: .38, Taurus, Handgun, Revolver
SUMMARY: Around 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 8, 51-year-old Charles Glenn Harper was shot in the leg by his step-father, 69-year-old Carl Scott, after beating Scott for refusing to loan him money.
SOURCE: http://www.news-journal.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuEwYepm

TITLE: Man shot, killed in fight on Larchmont Avenue
STATE: KY
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: One man was shot Thursday, another was hospitalized after being stabbed.
SOURCE: http://www.wlky.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuF02rEa

TITLE: Police: Lebanon man fired gun in self-defense when threatened with knife
STATE: PA
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Police in Lebanon said a city resident used a legally owned handgun to defend himself, when another man threatened and attacked him with a knife Thursday.
SOURCE: http://www.pennlive.com
ARCHIVED SOURCE: http://www.webcitation.org/6QuF6hfMv

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