Skip to comments.Woman fires warning shots and stops home invasion(KY)
Posted on 07/18/2012 12:27:00 AM PDT by marktwain
A Laurel County woman fires warning shots and stops a home invasion.
It happened Tuesday morning on Hodge Road when the woman woke up to a man had opened her bedroom window and was almost halfway inside.
Police say she fired a warning shot into the ceiling startling the burglar and causing him to take off.
Police found 35 year old Bobby Green hiding under the house and arrested him.
He is charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.
Warning shot usually = felony recless endangerment.. up to 7 yr in nys. you were in fear for your life and want lawyer and STFU
I would have been the shooter than Mother Theresa myself.
Exactly right! 911: There’s been a shooting. I was so scared I thought he was going to kill me.” STFU then STFU and if you forget...STFU.
The warning shot is the consideration that somebody might shoot you, if you break in.
If a person, after considering the possibility that they could be shot by the resident, decides to go forward in their plan to break into a residence, they’ve had their warning shot.
The first real shot is dead centre mass, preferably front and centre.
The a$$hole was lucky she didn't fire her warning shot into his torso. OTO She's probably saved herself a lot of police and prosecutorial harassment by putting a round into her ceiling (hopefully there were no rooms above) rather than into him.
Sorry, I don’t believe in warnings.
Come into my house illegally and you may never be seen by anyone ever again.
An unfortunate policy, IMHO. If the shot is fired in such a way as to avoid endangering anyone, and if it causes a would-be criminal to realize that he has an urgent appointment elsewhere, firing a warning shot may be better for all concerned than waiting until one would have no choice but to fire center-of-mass. Perhaps some might argue that it would be better for society if the criminal received a center-of-mass shot rather than living to "crime" another day, but I would suggest that forcing apparent criminals to make their intentions clear "early" is good. Among other things, a policy that the only "warning" is a center of mass shot risks the possibility that one might be forced into a choice between shooting someone who is only 99% likely to be a dangerous criminal, or surrendering any tactical advantage one might have over such a person. Firing a warning shot while one still had time to do so would avoid that danger.
I'm not saying that I think warning shots should be required, or even particularly encouraged. On the other hand, there are situations where they really would seem like the safest course of action (though in some legal climates perhaps one was simply "target shooting").
That’s a lot if’s for a jury/prosecutor who could well be fire arm ignorant to decide. I would never miss on purpose, some one chooses to whateve.... admitting it is the crime ;)