[Video] Detroit Father of Four Shoots and Kills Intruder Who Was Choking His Dog

October 1 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
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Source: myfoxdetroit.com Archive: WebCite.org

An immigrant father of four in Detroit, Michigan used deadly force to defend himself, his home and his family early on Monday morning.

According to local media reports, the father woke up to find an intruder in his backyard choking and attacking his dog.

When the suspect noticed the father, he approached the home. That’s when the father grabbed a gun and opened fire before the suspect could get to the home.

According to Fox Detroit,

“There is a push to protect property,” said Deputy Chief Renee Hall of the Detroit Police Department. “However in order to protect property and use deadly force there has to be an imminent threat to the safety of a life whether yours, a family member or someone else.”

Whether that’s the case will be up to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office, which will decide what if any charges will be filed.

The make, model and caliber of the firearm used in this incident are currently unknown.

This is the 52nd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Michigan. Many of those incidents have occurred in and around Detroit. This is the 1,303rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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