Bad: Shooting at fleeing suspect
MitchellCT talks about this type of thing as reason to get training in WHEN to use lethal force.
dwpmusic, a new member here, is rethinking his decision to carry a firearm because of the legal battles that ensue when a firearm is used in defense of self, or in this case, in defense of property.
Most of the charges we see against permitted carriers of firearms tend to be like >>>This Story<<<.
The permit to carry weapons (if required) is not a badge, it does not give you super hero powers, it does not give you license to apprehend criminals or suspects.
In some states, you CAN defend your property. In some states, you CAN hold a felonious criminal for arrest. But even in those states, even the police don't often shoot at fleeing suspects, even those who are armed, unless they are shooting back while fleeing...
Use your weapon to protect your life and the life of your loved ones. If your fear of death or grave bodily injury is reasonable, you will most likely not suffer legal ramifications. Stuff can be replaced/repaired.