Needs a little better aim.

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    Distinguished Member Array CT-Mike's Avatar
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    Needs a little better aim.

    A teenager was shot in the arm this morning by a Yakima resident who returned home to find his West Valley home being burglarized by two juveniles who were stealing weapons from the house, Yakima police said.

    The homeowner was returning home about 10:30 a.m. when he saw a brown Honda Accord he didn't recognize parked in the driveway. Inside, the man saw two teenagers, one of them carrying his rifle.

    Police said the homeowner opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun that he was carrying, injuring one of the burglary suspects. It was unclear whether the rifle was pointed at the man, but police said he was defending himself when he opened fire.

    The wounded teenager was taken to a Yakima hospital, where his condition was not immediately available. However, police said the gunshot was not life-threatening. The other suspect was arrested by police at the house.

    The incident occurred in the 2200 block of South 64th Avenue.

    At least the media didn't release the victims name and exact address.

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    That's in my neck of the woods. The Yakima Valley is well known for its crime rate. Good for the Citizen!

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    VIP Member Array simon's Avatar
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    Yea ...just a bit more practice for the Homeowner,glad he was not injured defending his property.

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    It was a .45. An arm shot was all he needed.

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    sounds like they dont have castle doctrine there?
    hope the guy doesnt have too much trouble in court

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    Senior Member Array DrLewall's Avatar
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    I love reading encounters such as this, but I hate the fact that there is still a "one armed" bandit walking the streets, an "almost" happy ending.

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    *Hat tip to the homeowner*
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