Miami Dade Police said the incident began around 1:30 a.m. when the owner of a home at 172nd Terrace and Northwest 50th Court heard noises coming from his front yard area. When he looked outside, he told police he saw three men trying to break into his car. The homeowner went outside to confront them. As the confrontation turned violent, police said the homeowner's girlfriend, fearing for both her and her boyfriend's safety, grabbed a handgun, went outside and started shooting at the would be car thieves, hitting one of them.Police believe that this is a justified shooting.
Police caught the 3 miscreants, who were driving a stolen car, a short distance from the crime. All three were arrested, and the injured guy was taken to the hospital, where he is in critical, but stable condition.
If you fear for the safety of yourself or your loved ones, you have the right to act. I think you have a duty to act, but that is another story. Self-defense is a human right. And in Florida, anyway, it is your legal right.