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postheadericon Suspected Intruder Shot While Attempting Entry to Home, Confusion Emerges

HERNANDO, MS — A man was shot while attempting to enter a woman’s home in the middle of the night Friday, WREG reports.

Now, in the aftermath, there seems to be some confusion about just who the victim is.

According to WREG:

The incident happened in the 11000 block of Sunset Drive in Hernando. Deputies were called for a reported burglary.

According to the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department, the woman was home when the man tried to make his way inside around 2:30 a.m.

She grabbed a gun and opened fire, shooting through the door and hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Baptist Desoto but was eventually rushed to the Regional Medical Center. He was listed as stable with a gunshot to the arm, authorities said. The homeowner was not injured.

The sheriff’s department said later Friday that the woman and man were acquainted. A news release referred to the man as a “victim.”

There are two ways this could go.

This could be a man who knew the resident and that relationship was not at all pleasant. His attempting to enter in the middle of the night would certainly seem to back that line of reasoning.

In that case, the woman was well within her rights, and the news release was miserably-phrased.

However, it could be the case that the two were acquainted, and the man tried to enter the house and the woman shot him not realizing who it was.

If that was the case, then the fault would lie firmly with the woman who failed to recognize who she was pointing a gun at.

Both are tragic scenarios, and either way this should serve as a strong reminder to us to always know exactly what we’re aiming at.

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postheadericon BAD FORM: Man Shoots At Suspected Thief, Bullets End Up In Nearby Apartment With Children

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA — A gun owner was arrested by Wilmington police after he discharged his gun towards a thief attempting to steal items off of his truck. The bullets missed the thief and penetrated into a nearby apartment that was occupied by children. None of the occupants were hurt but police have charged the gun owner with felony offenses related to the incident.

According to WWAY3 Wilmington News, Daniel Chon Corbett VI was charged with two counts felony discharge firearm into an occupied dwelling, two counts misdemeanor injury to real property and one count misdemeanor city ordinance violation.

If he is found guilty of those charges, he will be considered a felon and thus not allowed to possess firearms. Even if he successfully shot the thief and the bullets didn’t end up traveling into a nearby apartment, he would still likely be facing charges.

Wilmington is a city with local and state ordinances prohibiting the discharge of a firearm within city limits. Without a special permit or overturning the ordinance, the individual ends up having to prove his case as to why he felt he needed to fire a gun.

This inevitably means that unless you’re actively using justified deadly force against an individual or individuals, you’re going to face charges.

Is that particularly fair in of itself? It actually makes sense in an urban environment.

Wilmington’s downtown is a mish-mash of civil war-era architecture and the buildings outside of historic downtown are mostly stick and brick. Bullets can do an incredible amount of damage in that environment. That’s why, as a gun owner, if you intend to discharge your firearm in an occupied area, you better make damn sure your rounds hit your target.

This guy didn’t.

Do I think the thief now has some magical right to steal property? Absolutely not. Shooting at him didn’t fix the problem, though. That is one of those split-second poor judgement decisions that ends in bad things happening.

Thankfully, those bad things didn’t include hurting or killing of innocent bystanders and children. Thankfully.

And that’s why, as everyday concealed carriers and gun owners, we’re obliged to consider the safety of those around us in addition to ourselves. Every round that leaves our firearms will be accounted for by law enforcement in a real life situation. If you’re not confident that round is going to directly save the life of you or a family member, don’t fire it.

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postheadericon InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach

The InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 12 of its hotels suffered a data breach between August and December last year.

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postheadericon Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

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