Confronted by police, he had a joint in his hand.
In an attempt to flee the scene, the man jumped out of a window, hopped a fence and ran to a nearby neighborhood. The suspect broke through the back door of a nearby house, alerting the family dog who began to bark.The homeowner got up, and told the idiot he had a gun. But apparently you lose the ability to think clearly on dope.
I walked out of my hallway into the living room and it was dark. There was a guy standing there, he had something in his hands, I was in fear for the safety of me and my family so I fired."The idiot is in the hospital - and also under arrest. He had an outstanding warrant, and a criminal history.
The suspect was shot in the hip and ran right out the front door right into the hands of awaiting police officers, who say he was holding a chair.
The police see the homeowner's actions as completely justified.
Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill says, "If somebody feels that they're going to hit you over the head with a chair, obviously it could knock you out and then that person could kill you, take your gun, shoot you.".Self-defense works. Bad Guys 0, Good Guys 1.