Posted May 5, 2016 12:17 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques


The Fredonia, NY homeowner who shot at a pair of home intruders will not face charges Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson said Tuesday.

In the early morning hours of April 23, a man and woman pounded on the homeowner’s door and pushed their way inside. The man armed himself with a handgun before opening the door, then told the intruders to leave while holding the gun, according to police.

As the pair fled toward their vehicle, the homeowner went outside to get a description and license plate number, according to police, who said that’s when the man got out of the driver’s side and came toward him yelling threats.

The homeowner filed several rounds, as least one of which hit the man before he got back in the vehicle and drove away, according to police.

“It is the position of my office that the homeowner, who I will not name in an effort to protect their identity, did not operate outside the confines of the law when firing three rounds from a .45-caliber, properly licensed handgun,” Swanson said in a statement.

“It is the position of this office that the homeowner not only acted within the law, but also with discretion, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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