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Home defense plan.
I got called out for a shooting last night and thought I would share it with the group. I feel it is a perfect example of executing a self defense plan in your home. During the storms last night a female in her 40's was home alone in bed. She lived with her teenage daughter but she was away for the night. She heard her dogs barking a sound that made her think a tree limb hit her house. She got up to check it out. She walked into her kitchen and noticed a male trying to open her sliding glass door that leads to her back yard. She immediately ran back into her bedroom and locked her door. She activated the panic function on her home alarm and dialed 911. She calmly provided the dispatcher with her name address and emergency before the dispatcher had to ask. She explained she was locked in her room, she was in fear for her life and was armed with a handgun. She stayed on the line as the suspect broke out her kitchen window and crawled in her house. She kept the dispatcher updated on what she was hearing as he moved around inside. She told the dispatcher if he came in the bedroom she was going to shoot him. As the suspect began forcing open the door she was giving loud verbal commands for him to leave her home. Once he got the door open she fired one time striking the suspect center torso. The suspect retreated down the hallway but returned a few moments later and came back in the bedroom. She fired once more and he still continued towards her. She shot him a third time as he collapsed on her bed. She was able to run out of the house and meet the responding officers outside. The suspect was DOA when the officers entered. The entire encounter was recorded on the 911 call as she kept the phone with her and stayed on the line. The suspect was suffering from mental illness compounded by drug use. We don't know what his exact intentions were but it's safe to say they were not good. I bring this up because I feel it is a perfect example of how to respond to a home invasion type scenario. She had made a prior plan and stuck to it even during an incident that sends your adrenalin through roof. Something for us all to think about and be prepared for.