Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Don't Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Police: Man shot dead in Antioch threatened homeowner with knife - San Jose Mercury News
Acting Capt. Leonard Orman said the homeowner was startled because Schmidt broke through sheet rock between the home and an exterior water heater closet, leaving no signs of a break-in from the front of the home.

A confrontation ensued, and when Schmidt wielded a knife, the homeowner opened fire with a small handgun, striking Schmidt more than once, Orman said.

"At this point, everything indicates that it was a case of self-defense," he said. "However, we collected a lot of evidence, which will be analyzed, and that will dictate whether this was a justified shooting."
No Castle Doctrine in California.

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Nice little Delta town, Antioch - still a bit of the Old West up there, and with creepy people who break-in through exterior walls...