As reported, a man who broke in to a barn was shot in self defense by the property owner:
Police say that a man’s property on Shipe Rd, in Knox County, TN, had been burglarized several times this year, and that the burglaries had prompted him to install a motion detector in his barn. When the motion detector went off just before 11:00 PM, the man is said to have grabbed his handgun and gone to investigate. As he approached his barn, the intruder lunged at the property owner, prompting him to fire in self defense. After the intruder was struck by a bullet, he allegedly threw a knife to the ground, which the police later recovered. A suspect, reportedly identified as 62 year old Jerry Bible, was taken to a local hospital for surgery, and is expected to face charges upon his release from the hospital, according to news reports. No injuries to the property owner were reported.
This is yet another in the to-long-to-count list of cases where law abiding citizens use firearms to defend themselves. Thanks to this property owner and his gun, a burglary was averted and a suspect is in custody. Simply put, armed self defense works.
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