Fl: Warning shot don't always work. So why use them?

Fl: Warning shot don't always work. So why use them?

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    Fl: Warning shot don't always work. So why use them?

    Police: Homeowner fatally shoots robbery suspect
    Published On: Apr 07 2014 02:39:12 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 07 2014 02:40:47 PM EDT
    .WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A robbery suspect is dead after a shooting inside a home in central Florida.

    Winter Haven police say they responded to a robbery call early Monday.

    Luis A. Pena told police the family heard sounds like someone trying to break in the house. He went to investigate and saw a man rattling the French doors leading from a back porch.

    Police say Pena grabbed a firearm and fired a warning shot to scare the intruder off. However, the man continued into the home. The two other residents also grabbed firearms and additional shots were fired, hitting the man. Police say they haven't determined how many shots were fired.

    Authorities are trying to identify the man.

    An investigation continues.

    Police: Homeowner fatally shoots robbery suspect | News - Home
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    Sounds like a suicide.
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    What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svgheartland View Post
    Sounds like a suicide.
    Yep. lol

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    Just wait for it... Now waring shots are legal... How long before the first kid with Skittles and tea gets killed for beating on a "defenseless old woman" and then she gets tried for the murder of the perp.... BECAUSE SHE FAILED TO FIRE A WARNING SHOT...

    "He would have stopped beating her if she had fired a warning shot. There was no need to shoot him, he didn't know she was armed. He had just been through the training in the school yard and they taught him that the victims has ta fire warning shots. He got that knowledge while he was trying to better himself at school... Uh no, he wasn't actually attending school... he was surveying classes in the school yard, they let 'em do that now, see if there's any interest in actually going to school.... and he was startin' to get interested, he was just startin' to get himself turned around... If she'da just fired a warning shot, my boy be in school today."
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    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Suicide by civilian? Who cares really? One less BG who got retired early.

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    Hiding inside a bottle of Jim Beam Black in S. FL.
    With or without a warning shot, the problem was resolved.
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    "I didn't miss the bad guy, it was a warning shot, yeah, that is how it happened."
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    I would never advise someone to fire a warning shot in hopes of scaring off a threat. You give up your element of surprise that you are armed as well as your location. Then there are legal issues that may follow as well. I can't imagine too many (if any) scenarios where a warning shot would be my first choice of action. But when it comes to keeping myself and my family alive, I refused to remove anything from my bag of tricks. My goal is to stay alive, period.
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    Warning shot to CM?
    "Don't shout for help at night, you may wake your neighbors"

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    Warning shots must be accounted for one way or another. Each of us are responsible for each round fired. What would be the news story if the "warning shot" hit an inoccent bystander a block away or in the next home or apartment? What if that bystander were a child? In my opinion warning shots are a bad idea generally speaking.

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    Never a warning shot for me.

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    The only warning shots I am going to give is to the upper center chest and as many as it takes for the BG to no longer be a threat.

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