As reported, a 59 year old homeowner shot a man who broke in to his home and became violent:
Police say that an intruder broke in to a home on Winthrop, near Fenkell and Greenfield, in Detroit, MI. The owner of the home, who is a licensed gun owner, is said to have come upon the intruder, at which point the intruder lunged at the homeowner. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner reportedly fired his gun in self defense, striking the intruder in the abdomen and ending the attack. A suspect, reportedly said to be 25 years old, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition for treatment of his injuries.
Here we have yet another example of an armed, law abiding citizen using a gun for self defense. As the statistics show, armed citizens – such as this homeowner – can and do defend themselves against violent criminals. Simply put, armed self defense works.