As reported, the daughter of a homeowner who was being attacked shot the intruder, saving her mother:
Police say that at about 2:00AM, a male intruder broke into a house on Hales Road in Jones County, MS, and physically attacked the female homeowner, while threatening the other occupants of the house. The daughter of the homeowner is said to have grabbed a self defense gun and opened fire, striking the intruder in the chest and ending the attack. A suspect, reportedly identified as 26 year old Don Juan Arrington was pronounced dead at the scene.
Those who are unarmed, or who are armed with an inferior weapon, will often end up overpowered by the criminal, with dire consequences. Nor can a citizen rely upon the police for protection, as they are minutes away while it takes a criminal who is breaking in just seconds to get to their victim. It is also important to note that the police will sometimes fail to help even when asked repeatedly, and they are not legally liable for that failure. Adding to the problem, police are 5.5 times more likely than an armed citizen to shoot the wrong person, meaning that there is a certain degree of danger anytime there are armed police coming to the aid of a citizen. In sum, self defense is often a crime victim’s best – if not only – option.