As reported, a Salem, Indiana homeowner shot a home invader in self defense.
Police say that a robber knocked on the homeowner’s door and asked to use the telephone, while his masked accomplice hid nearby. As the homeowner allowed the robber to come inside, the accomplice entered as well, as part of a home invasion robbery attempt, according to police. The homeowner is said to have grabbed his self defense gun and shot the first robber, at which point the accomplice fled. The dead robber was reportedly identified as 36 year old Ronald L. Chastain, and police are searching for the second robber. The homeowner was unharmed.
This is yet another successful example of armed self defense – which occurs about 2.5 million times each year in the USA. Had this homeowner not been armed, he could have been harmed by the numerically superior home invaders, as happens all too often. Fortunately, this homeowner was armed, and as a result survived unharmed. Society as a whole also benefits, as there is one fewer violent home invader around to victimize innocent people.