California Homeowner Defends Wife by Shooting and Killing Home Invader With 911 on the Phone

October 8 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
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Source: Archive: None


Yet another story that shows that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

A husband had to use deadly force to defend himself, his wife and his home from a home invader earlier this week as his wife talked to a 911 operator.

According to,

About 10:45 p.m., a woman called 911 to report a burglary in progress, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. The woman said a man was trying to force his way into their home in the 100 block of South Torn Ranch Road and that her husband had armed himself with a handgun.

Sheriff’s officials said the husband, who is in his 40s, warned the man that he was armed and would shoot if he continued. The intruder did not heed the resident’s warning, breaking a window, and the homeowner opened fire, according to sheriff’s officials.

The man was taken by ambulance to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The homeowner is not expected to face any charges in the incident (since this is California we felt the need to say that).

This is the 63rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of California and the 1,311th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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