Shotgun fired as citizens confront suspects in home burglary

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    Shotgun fired as citizens confront suspects in home burglary

    Shotgun fired as Vallejo citizens confront suspects in home burglary - Vallejo Times Herald

    "He felt threatened by the numbers of people," Vallejo PD Sgt. Bartlett said. "Vallejo is a real rough city. People have the right to defend themselves and their property."

    This is a real turn around from what Vallejo PD stated last year.

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    OK, after not being able to get the link to work I was able to finally read the story. IT is not at all clear to me from the story what happened. The police appear to feel the shot into the ground was justified by a reasonable fear.

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    Nothing gets their attention quite like the blast from a shotgun. I'm not a fan of the warning shot, but every now and then it works out.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

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    Vallejo police are investigating a Friday morning residential break-in which a resident chased a suspect, and another fired a shotgun into the ground, officers and witnesses said.
    It looks like it was not the police but one of the residents that fired the shotgun.

    Michael

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    I'm not at all a fan of 'warning shots'; But considering the totality of this dynamic as reported leading up to the discharge...I personally as a juror would give the trigger puller a pass with no charge/not guilty.

    Personally though if I felt endangered then I would discharge the gun t a person, not the ground.
    I'd might maybe 'miss' the person by some odd circumstance...But I would not be firing warning/simma down shots at the ground nor into the air.

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