Man Shoots Hatchet-wielding Intruder

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raven818, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Published: June 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    TACOMA, Wash., June 28 (UPI) -- A Tacoma, Wash., homeowner shot a hatchet-throwing intruder during an afternoon break-in, a police report said.

    The unidentified homeowner heard noises downstairs Wednesday, asked who was there and was told it was a police officer. It was actually two trespassers, the Tacoma, Wash., News Tribune reported Thursday.

    "There were two suspects and one of them is armed with a hatchet, which he promptly threw at the homeowner and missed," police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

    Acting in self-defense the homeowner fired a shotgun and struck one of the suspects in the shoulder. Both suspects then fled, although the wounded suspect sought treatment at a hospital and will be arrested after he is released, police said.

    The other suspect was still at large.

    Speaking about a similar incident in Tacoma on June 19, in which a homeowner shot a would-be burglar attempting to crawl through a window, Mark Lindquist of the Pierce County, Wash., Prosecutor's Office pointed out residents of the State of Washington can legally use force to resist a felony being committed against themselves or someone else.
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    i wonder if my brother is home?

  3. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Does he live there?
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
  5. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    This illustrates the need to always, ALWAYS, keep an unregistered hatchet lying around your house...
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  6. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Serves him right for bringing a loaded hatchet to a gunfight!
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  7. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
    they are both lucky they didn't leave in body bags...
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