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If someone invaded your home with a gun, and a firefight started with the intruder starting to run out side still with his gun and ammo left, would you shoot him while he was running away?
That would depend on the totality of the circumstances as I perceived them.
I may still be firing at him as he turned to run.
If he was still firing at me as he ran.
If he was turning to fire at me as he ran.
Obviously it would appear that a threat still remained and I would attempt to eliminate the threat.
If he has shot at me while in my home, I'll return fire until he is completely out of the house or on the ground posing no threat.
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He wouldnt be running away unless he is the antichrist.
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In Missouri I can now shoot at him until he go beyond my property line...but I would not. Shoot until the threat has stopped, that doesn't necessarily mean you hit the threat with a bullet. JMO
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I think I would keep shooting as long as he's in my house. Too easy for him to turn and keep shooting at me.
Once he was all the way out the door -- and I could see him running away (as opposed to circling around), I'd stop shooting and call 911.
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if the BG is still in my home and running around with his weapon I might assume he is just trying to get a better firing position.... I'll shoot at him till he's gone, but I won't chase him out onto the street and shoot as he fleas. I'll worry more about barricading myself in and dialing the back up...I don't know if he has friends out there.
Wouldn't shoot if he was running away but I'd have the prettiest sight picture on him you could ask for until he was out of sight so if he decided to tempt fate by trying to shoot again all would be good.
Here in Costa Rica, you cannot shoot him in the back while he is running away regardless of the fact that he may still be within your property. Nonetheless, the law in Costa Rica allows you to shoot him in the back if he is running away with any stolen possessions as the law would interpret that you are trying to obtain them back by using your weapon. Therefore, if he shot at me in the house and he then flees the scene without any personal valuables I would let him run away, let my trained German Shepard loose to hunt him down and call the police to give them a detailed description of the suspect.
The only thing that would worry me is retaliation as the police force here in Costa Rica is not as professional or well trained and equipped as in the US of A, so there is a chance they might not show up at all or be unable to apprehend the suspect. Therefore, the criminal might come back for revenge. That is why most armed civilians in Costa Rica when encountered with a criminal...shoot to kill!!!
I'm not gonna take a chance that he's just gonna head for better cover and then start shooting again
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