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New Details: Albertville Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder
WHNT.Com ^ | Mar. 13, 2013 | Robert Richardson

Posted on 03/13/2013 2:45:18 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Investigators do not expect charges to be filed against a homeowner who shot and killed a burglar at his home Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to a call about a gunshot wound on Abbott Road just before 9 p.m., and Assistant Chief Jamie Smith said the homeowner made the call to report the shooting.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation, but right now we’re treating it as a burglary and the homeowner defending his property,” Smith said.

Investigators will present their findings to a grand jury but don’t expect an indictment.

“Your home is your castle, you can only retreat so far as your home,” Smith said.

“I’m sure at the time he felt he was in danger so he took what action he thought he needed to take at the time to protect himself… You can back away from anything but home is as far backwards as you can go. At what point do you leave your house to let them have it?

“If that’s even a question, and in my mind, it wouldn’t be,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at whnt.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
I’m a supporter of the second amendment and you do what you’ve got to do and you use what tools are necessary,” Smith said.
1 posted on 03/13/2013 2:45:18 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
"Assistant Chief Jamie Smith"

Unlimited potential as POTUS.

2 posted on 03/13/2013 3:06:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EXCH54FE
"Investigators said the homeowner fired just one shot with his shotgun, "

Only half of SlowJoe's prescription.

3 posted on 03/13/2013 3:08:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

He was saving one barrel for Biden.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 4:00:31 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I find Remington 1100’s attractive, as a design, should I ever get a shotgun, someday maybe.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 4:08:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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