EWA BEACH, HI — A shooting meant to ward off trespassers (and possible potential home invaders) is being examined by authorities trying to decide whether the resident who pulled the trigger was justified in his use of deadly force, or whether he went too far.
A decision like this would be difficult under good circumstances, but these aren’t good circumstances.
The residence is in Hawaii, one of the least gun-friendly states in the union.
As KHON2 reports:
According to sources, a 51-year-old resident found two men that were wearing masks on his property. He told the men he had a gun, and then shot one of them in the back as he was trying to run away.
Some wonder whether he really did anything wrong. The man that was shot took himself to the hospital and was listed in stable condition. Attorney Victor Bakke says Hawaii’s self-defense law will protect you, but it depends on the amount of force used.
The shooting took place at the bottom unit of the home where crime tape still remains. Bakke says a person needs to be in serious danger in order to claim self-defense. In this circumstance where one of the trespassers was shot in …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation