[Video] Homeowner Opens Fire on School Skipping Teenagers Who Broke Into His Home

October 2 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: kctv5.com Archive: WebCite.org

A couple of Kansas City, Missouri teenagers thought that it would be a good idea to skip school and break into a nearby home.

They quickly realized their decision was the wrong one.

According to a local media report,

The shooting happened about 10 a.m. Investigators say a man got a notification from his alarm company that something happened inside his home. It was the second time in two days someone had broken in.

“He comes home real fast. When he gets here he finds two people inside of his residence and shoots one of the suspects. Both suspects were able to run out of the house and they ran down the street,” Snapp said.

One of the boys was captured in the alley. He had been hit in the ankle. Investigators say his accomplice was caught trying to head back to class.

The boy’s nearby school was placed on a 40 minute lockdown while police sorted the situation out.

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.

This is the 44th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Missouri and the 1,305th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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