Thursday, December 08, 2022

California: Domestic Defense, Police : Shooter of Estranged Husband likely Justified

At about 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2022, an enraged, estranged husband (38-year-old Kenneth Krainski) attacked a man who was romantically involved with his estranged wife. According to the police, the situation was a domestic dispute, where the estranged husband went to the defenders apartment, in Dublin, California, in the 7100 block of San Ramon Road. From

Krainski — described by police as an “estranged husband” — got into an altercation with his wife at the apartment complex and was shot by a second man, according to the initial release.

The woman and the second man were involved in a romantic relationship and inside the apartment when Krainski went to the residence unannounced, Dublin police told KRON TV. The second man — who legally owned a gun — reportedly had not met Krainski before the incident.

None of the reporting on the incident indicates Krainski broke into the apartment. It is inferred one of the couple at the apartment answered the door and let Krainski inside, although that is not mentioned.  The man who shot Krainski says he was being hit with a baseball bat when he was able to access his shotgun and shoot the enraged, estranged, husband. From

The man was in a relationship with a woman who was also at the apartment, when Krainski, the woman’s estranged husband, showed up unannounced, police said. The two men did not know each other, police said.

Police still have not said how Krainski knew the woman was at the apartment.

Krainski had a baseball bat with him and began hitting the man who lives at the apartment, police said.

The man, fearing for his life, was able to get a shotgun and shoot Krainski, police said. Krainski died at the apartment.

The reporting tells us the two men did not know each other. The question remains: Did the man who had to defend himself know the woman was married?

It is not uncommon for men to get involved with married women without knowing their married status. reports the shotgun was legally owned. Most guns in the United States are legally owned. The default assumption should be guns are legally owned. 

The resident was treated at the scene for his baseball bat injuries.


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