[Video] CA Homeowner Shoots Career Criminal, on Probation, Who Broke Into Home

September 17 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
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Source: losangeles.cbslocal.com Archive: WebCite.org

A California homeowner had to use deadly force to protect himself and his home earlier this week when a man broke in sometime after 11pm.

Grachia Nalbanyan, the suspect, broke into the home and got into a physical altercation with the homeowner.

Fortunately, the homeowner was able to arm himself and open fire on Nalbanyan. He was shot once in the hip.

Nalbanyan is being held on assault with a deadly weapon charges. Police say he has an extensive criminal record and is actively on probation for a federal gun charge.

Because of the probation issue and the new charge Nalbanyan is being held without bail.

It doesn’t seem like the homeowner should be facing any charges based on the events as described. However, this did happen in California, so we’ll keep an eye on the situation.

This is the 61st defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of California and the 1,287th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

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