Homeowners Paul Daw and Monica Daw were asleep during the initial break-in and awoke to find the man in the master bedroom.Alarms are good early warning systems. Finding someone in your bedroom is probably not the way you want to wake up.
They fought with him, police said.
During the struggle, Paul Daw shot the man multiple times with a handgun. He was taken to Beaumont Army Medical Center, where he later died, said police spokesman Darrel Petry.
After the Castle Doctrine became law in 2007, homeowners could legally use a gun to defend themselves from home invaders without retreating before shooting, said National Rifle Association spokeswoman Vickie Cieplak.At least they got that last bit correct.
Before the passing of the Castle Doctrine law, a person had to retreat to another room in his or her house before shooting an intruder, she said.
A permit is not required to own a gun.
Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human right.