Shot in the back

Shot in the back

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    Shot in the back

    Just a thought... When would you be justified to shoot a BG in the back? If someone breaks in your house and they are trying to leave when you confront them you would probaly be prosecuted if you shoot them. I guess a crime in a public place involving shooting of innocent people you would be justified to shoot the BG in the back. Would you ever shoot someone in the back?
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    Let BG run. If BG running away from you - your life is not in danger.

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    I'm not sure of the legality of this personally, but let me describe the only time I would. If I'm in my house and my wife or children were in another room while someone broke in....

    If I saw them going into those rooms with a weapon...I don't care if he's facing me or not...I'd light him up.

    This may or may not be legal, but if I was certain they were there to kill my family, I'd take the jail time to see their faces again.

    But, that's just me.
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    If I was in a shoot out with them, if the MFBG turned, ran, bent over,
    I would pop him.
    if they had no gun,
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    "He turned the moment I shot".
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    A BG can easily be leaving and and pointing a gun at you...happens all the time in robberies.
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    In Texas if hes in the house,backshot,front shot,headshot it's all good
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    Or, IIANM, if doing criminal mischief at night. Also applies only in Texas.
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    Maybe in a kid-napping situation, or a rape situation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    In Texas if hes in the house,backshot,front shot,headshot it's all good
    He doesn't even have to be inside your house...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Censored View Post
    Or, IIANM, if doing criminal mischief at night. Also applies only in Texas.
    Both Criminal mischief at night time and theft at night time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    in texas if hes in the house,backshot,front shot,headshot it's all good
    god bless texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireAir7215 View Post
    Let BG run. If BG running away from you - your life is not in danger.

    Really? And if they come back or get someone else...then the liability of you failing to take action could bite you.

    One excellent reason why a fleeing threat is still a threat.

    You'll hear lawyers, LEOs, and some judges state that if the assailant was fleeing then you were no longer in danger. They would never make that statement if it were their own life in danger, especially if that same threat had a high potential of return.

    That's why I still love the phrase: You can run, but you'll only die tired.
    See your local law as to if it's even legal to shoot a fleeing assailant and when if it is allowed. Usually it will be an index offense (serious or violent crime) that obsolves the fleeing criminal aspect for a shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    He doesn't even have to be inside your house...
    True, but the question asked if perp had broken into his house,
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    The way I read things it says your are justified to use lethal force, but does not specify where or how you shoot. If you are justified then I'm not worried where the shot goes. I could see it in my house, defending my family, or public shooting. You better have your ducks in a row, you'll probably have some splaining to do. If they are actively leaving the scene and not an active threat, I'm letting LEO find him.

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