MI: Flint, this time. Two intruders shot, 1 dead, 1 wounded.

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    MI: Flint, this time. Two intruders shot, 1 dead, 1 wounded.

    Unclear whether charges will be brought against the homeowner...

    What's up with this "will the homeowner be charged? Second like story from Michigan.

    Here: Attempted home invasion ends in shooting - WNEM TV 5
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    Probably some reporter asked if the homeowner would be charged, and an officer was so astounded by the stupidity of the question that he couldn't form an answer. Therefore, it's "unclear whether that homeowner would face any charges."
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    So, the dead guy appears to be holding on in critical condition according to the article.

    Police say the homeowner shot the two suspects. The suspects are both African American males believed to be in their 20s.

    Both men were transported to Hurley Medical Center where one is listed in critical condition. The other suspect is listed in good condition.
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    By Wesley Goheen, Web Managing Editor
    I think Wesley Goheen just got this off the police blotter and put it online without checking accuracy, or completeness.
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    It doesn't sound like the home owner should be charged, however with the reporting that's been going on lately there could be a lot more to the story that he didn't bother to find out.
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    Be interesting to see a more accurate report with better details. However if it's simply a home owner defending him and his against an unlawful attack. If it is shown he was justified and there is no grounds for charges. It will probably no longer be newsworthy.
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    Many (if not most)crimes are not completely random. In many cases, the victim knows their attacker(s). I do appreciate the update, although the film says nothing about the possibility that the victim knew his attackers, or that he may face charges, only the text says that.
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    Two dirtbags shot during a 5 AM home invasion? They certainly were not early morning mormon missionaries...they got exactly what they deserved, and I doubt that the home owner will be charged.
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    The article uses the term "home invasion". This is a term that implies that the suspects forcefully entered the home with the intent to commit a crime. MI law actually defines it further into 3 degrees with different definitions and punishments for each. If the suspects broke into the home to do some harm, I would hope that the homeowner would not be charged for self-defense.

    Of course, this article is so poorly written that it would not be surprising to find out that the author would use the term without actually looking up the legal definition for his state...
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    Worst case, BG's are still off the street!
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    Quote Originally Posted by molleur View Post
    Worst case, BG's are still off the street!
    No worst case would be the BG's get away Scott free and the GG pays the fiddler.
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    After reading various accounts as reported by the local media I would only hope the local LE has more on the ball than what passes as local news reporters. RickyD and RET SUPT seem to have a better handle on this than the so called journalists. Clearly the homeowner needs more range time. At least 2 scumbags are off the streets temporarily.
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