I am also glad that only property damage occurred. You cannot talk on the phone and defend yourself at the same time. The elapsed time between the break in and the shots being fired was about 3 to 4 minutes. The stairs are approximately 20 feet from the window that the uninvited visitor came in. He heard the window being damaged. It was not the sound of a door opening. If he had called 911 he could have been dead waiting on an answer and authorities to arrive. The intruder was already getting ready to go up the stairs where he was at.
As I said above, ". . . unless there is more to the story than what's in the first post . . ." Apparently, there is, however I'm not sure that it changes my opinion. Though as I also said above, I'm no expert.
Originally Posted by Whippet#2
Hind sight is always 20/20. I cannot blame anyone for their actions when put in a situation where they believe their life is in danger.
I agree, and I can't say how I would react in a similar situation