Homeowner Shot, Killed Home Invasion Suspect Who Tased Him

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. Th
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A home invasion suspect was shot and killed after allegedly tasing a homeowner in Kingman, Arizona, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

According to 3TV/CBS 5, the homeowner said the suspect “got into the house and robbed him.” Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the suspect tased the homeowner “several times” while in the house, but at some point, the homeowner was able to retrieve a gun and fatally wound the suspect.

The Daily Miner reports that the incident occurred in the 2700 block of Potter Avenue.

Authorities have not charged the homeowner, and an investigation continues.

Arizona has a “Castle Doctrine” statute, which recognizes a homeowner’s right to use lethal force in self-defense if an individual with life-threatening intentions unlawfully enters his home. Claims of self-defense via the Castle Doctrine are not a valid defense, however, if an intruder is incited into entering the home. This is one reason an investigation follows an incident that appears, at first glance, to be an open and shut case.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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