Stories That Happened In IN

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  • July 31, 2014 | Comments
    Indiana Man Uses .45 to Defend His Mother From Hammer Wielding Intruder

    Here is the press release from the local sheriff's office. Kosciusko County Officers apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were advised of a burglary in progress Wednesday morning at approximately 10:18 a.m., along with a suspect that was fleeing the residence 6008 North, Old State Road 15, Leesburg.... Read More »

  • June 27, 2014 | Comments
    Homeowner Shoots and Kills Home Invader Tattooed With Devil Horns and Armed With Baseball Bat

    A homeowner in Peru, Indiana had to use deadly force to defend himself and his home when an acquaintance forced his way into the victim's home and threatened him with a baseball bat. According to The Pharohs Tribune, the suspect, identified as 30 year old Donny L. Sturgill was owed a $200 debt over a phone bill by the victim, identified as Andrew Baldwin. Sturgill texted Baldwin to tell him if the money was not... Read More »

  • June 16, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for June 16, 2014 – 8 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    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... Read More »

  • May 23, 2014 | Comments
    Mere Mention of An AR Sends Four Home Invaders Running, 1 Locked Himself in Bathroom

    FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - Just the mention of a semi-auto rifle effectively ended a home invasion that was being committed by four individuals wearing ski masks. According to local media reports, five men, at least two of whom were armed, attempted a home invasion of a Fort Wayne, Indiana home. One of the suspects encountered an individual armed with a handgun on the top floor of the home. The suspect, who was armed... Read More »

  • May 18, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for May 18, 2014 – 3 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    Today's stories include a defensive gun use from Montana, Maine, and Indiana. This is only the third documented defensive gun use in Maine and only the fourth in Montana. These stories bring our total documented defensive gun use count to 1,130. 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... Read More »

  • May 06, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Craigslist Deal Results in Carjacking, Victim Pulls Gun

    A Craigslist deal went wrong resulted in the victim of a carjacking pulling a gun on the suspect and holding him at gunpoint on the side of the interstate. The owner of a Dodge Charger went to the home of a potential buyer, Marcus Forbes, who he found on Craiglist. The car's owner took several friends with him, but they left after a time. At some point, Forbes asked if he could test drive the vehicle. During... Read More »

  • February 16, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Elderly Concealed Carrier Shoots 1 of 2 Armed Robbers Who Shot 4 at Senior Center

    There are a lot of components to this story so let's get started. First off, The Safe and Sound Social Club in Gary, Indiana is described as being a place for senior citizens to meet and socialize. However, the club doesn't have a spotless history. It has a bit of a reputation for selling liquor without a license and hosting unsanctioned gambling events. However, the club's history doesn't mean the people who meet... Read More »

  • November 06, 2013 | Comments
    Indiana Resident Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Armed Robbers During Home Invasion

    Here we have another example of a home invasion with multiple suspects. It seems that more and more, these types of violent crimes are being committed by groups of people, not a single individual. You can browse our database of self defense stories to clearly see that. In this case, 2 individuals invaded a Fort Wayne, IN apartment in an apparent robbery attempt. During the incident, the suspects were confronted... Read More »

  • October 21, 2013 | Comments
    Concealed Carrying Church Pastor Captures Suspected Armed Robber at Gunpoint

    Pastor Carl Sanders might be a man of God, but that doesn't mean he doesn't believe in using lethal force in self defense if necessary. Sanders stopped in a Dollar General store to buy a sports drink over the weekend. What Sanders saw when he entered the store was an armed robbery in progress. According to 14News, that's when Sanders took action, "He was coming at me saying, 'get on the ground,'" said Sanders.... Read More »

  • October 08, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] 70+ Year Old Vietnam Vet Shoots and Kills Home Invader in Indiana

    A Vietnam veteran, now in his 70's heard someone trying to break into his home. The homeowner armed himself and shot the suspected intruder on his porch. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. According to WANE, neighbors say the homeowner is a good neighbor, and aren't surprised by his actions, Willis Bolin's lived across the yard from where the shooting happened for six years. "I knew he had a... Read More »