The property owner, Shane Biel, awoke to his alarm sounding. He looked outside and spotted a silhouette figure out by his lawn equipment trailer, Herrell said. Biel had been the victim of prior lawn-equipment theft, he said. And there have been other equipment thefts in the area recently.The dead guy was no boy scout, and police say the evidence supports the homeowner's story.
The suspect had not entered the enclosed equipment trailer but was inside a fenced area.
Biel told another family member to call 911 and then he went outside to confront the suspect with his handgun. Biel told authorities that Canada moved toward him in "an aggressive manner," and that's when he opened fire out of fear for his safety, Herrell said.
Self-defense is a human right.