Monday, August 19, 2013

TX:Armed Homeowner Defends Family Against Ax Man

An ax is a fearsome and effective contact weapon.  It is not surprising that the authorities have not arrested the homeowner.   They likely believe that this shooting will be found to be justified.  From The Courier, this brief excerpt:

Major crimes detectives and crime scene investigators learned that a disturbance involving the victim occurred at a nearby residence. He then drove his vehicle through the yard of another home making threats to the family. The man parked his vehicle in the street and retrieved an ax to confront the homeowner.

The homeowner armed himself with a gun and shot the victim, who was advancing into the yard.
 I would not call the ax weilder the victim.  He was the perpetrator.  The real victim is the homeowner, who will have to live with this justified shooting and the  notoriety that comes with it.   His solace will be that he did what he had to do to protect his family, including his small children who were with him at the time.

No one has found any evidence that the ax man and the victim knew each other or had a connection.

Dean Weingarten

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

The ax man must have been watching too many shows of "Ax Cop".

TV: Explore the mind of a 5-year-old with 'Axe Cop'

Press-Enterprise (blog)-Aug 17, 2013

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