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IL:Shooting was self-defense, deputies say
www.sj-r.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 01/25/2013 7:55:37 AM PST by marktwain

Authorities say a father acted in self-defense Monday night when he fired one shot, striking his 26-year-old son in the stomach.

The incident occurred in the 2800 block of South Pasfield Street shortly before 6 p.m.

Sergeant Jim Tapscott of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office said the son showed up at his father’s home intoxicated. He went to the back door of the home and reportedly began yelling obscenities and trying to force his way in.

Tapscott said the father repeatedly told him to leave, but he refused. At that point, the father grabbed a small-caliber handgun, Tapscott said. The son continued to try to break in, this time by head-butting the door and cracking the glass, Tapscott said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; guncontrol; home; il; secondamendment
Sad when a father has to shoot a son in self defense.
1 posted on 01/25/2013 7:55:41 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Demon alcohol is real. The first thing to go when one drinks is judgment, and has been the cause of many many deaths, in anger, driving, fighting, etc.

A drink or two; but it rarely stops there,

2 posted on 01/25/2013 8:11:12 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: marktwain

That breaks my heart.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:03:14 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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