UK Homeowner Shoots 2 of 4 Burglars Using Legally Owned Shotgun; Homeowner and Wife Arrested

September 6 2012
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: , Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: guardian.co.uk Archive: WebCite.org

A UK homeowner and his wife were facing 4 burglars in their remote UK home. The homeowner retrieved a legally owned shotgun (one of the few guns you can legally own in the UK) and fired at the suspects, who then fled.

The homeowner placed a call to police describing what happened. A second call placed by the burglars requested an ambulance. When police arrived on the scene they arrested the homeowner and his wife on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The burglars will be charged with burglary once they are released from the hospital.

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