Armed Homeowners Protect Their Own, Kill Intruders

Photo Credit: WND

Photo Credit: WND

Sheriff: Man Who Killed Would-Be Home Intruder ‘Acted Lawfully’

By WFAA. A man who repeatedly rang a doorbell and knocked on a front door was fatally shot Friday morning by the homeowner after the two fought in a yard, authorities said Friday. . .

The incident occurred about 4 a.m. Friday in the Shale Creek neighborhood just off Texas 114 in rural Wise County near the Wise and Denton county line.

“The homeowner armed himself and went outside,” Walker said. “That’s when he saw a man trying to jump a fence that was between his house and his neighbor’s home”. . .

“They fought briefly,” Walker said. “At some point, [Rigtrup] backed away from the man and told him he was armed. The man kept saying he needed to get inside of the house.”

Rigtrup – who had his wife and 14-year-old daughter inside the home – fired one shot at Crandall’s chest, killing him, Walker said. Police found him dead on the front porch. (Read more from this story HERE)


Homeowner Shoots Home Invader Holding Gun To Woman’s Neck

By Chuck Ross. A suspect in an armed home invasion is dead after he was confronted by an armed homeowner.

Two men began knocking on the front door of a North Memphis, Tenn. home on Tuesday. When a woman answered, the men barged in, and one of them — identified as 22-year-old Nico Carlisle — held a gun to the woman’s neck.

A male homeowner also inside the house heard the commotion, retrieved his own handgun, and fired several shots at the two men, hitting and killing Carlisle. (Read more about how armed homeowners protect themselves HERE)