As reported, police say that 33 year old Jeremy Paul McCall broke in to a house on Highway 31 North in Brewton, AL at about 3 AM on Monday. The homeowners awoke to find McCall bursting in to their bedroom, according to police. McCall is said to have pointed the handgun at the homeowners, at which point one of the homeowners fired one round from his own handgun in self defense. Police arrived to find McCall dead, and the homeowners unharmed.
It is hard to find a clearer case of self defense than this. Here we have two homeowners who were asleep in their bed, when an armed and violent criminal broke into their home and threatened their lives. They were completely in the right, while the home invader was completely in the wrong. Thankfully, these homeowners had previously made the wise choice to own a gun for home defense. As a result, they were able to save themselves, and a violent home invader will never again victimize another person.
My thanks to Anders for pointing out this self defense case.