Omaha, NE burglar shot in self defense

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on December 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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As reported, an Omaha, Nebraska business owner used his gun to defend himself against a burglar who broke in at 4 AM.

Police say that the owner of Preferred Auto Sales heard an unusual noise in his store, and investigated.  As he was walking through his store, a burglar is said to have emerged out from one of the aisles with his hand raised in a threatening manner.  Fearing for his safety, and believing that the burglar was armed, the store owner reported fired in self defense.  Even after being hit by a bullet, the burglar is said to have attacked the store owner, at which point a struggle ensued.  The burglar is said to have fled, hiding near the store in an attempt to avoid the police.  A suspect, 23 year old Jesus Franco, was reportedly found dead from a gunshot wound.  After reviewing the security footage, police stated that had the burglary suspect not repeatedly hid from the police as they search for him, he might have received life-saving medical care and survived.

Once again, a law abiding citizen has used a firearm to defend themselves.  Had this business owner not been armed, he could have ended up injured or killed in his own store.  Luckily, he was armed, and as a result didn’t suffer at the hands of a burglar.

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