Another Ohio homeowner exercises self-defense right by shooting would-be robber during home invasion

by Chad D. Baus

WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting that a homeowner shot a man who broke into his house on Mardale Avenue around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

From the article:

Police at the scene said it appears the robber tried breaking into a neighbor's home first, but couldn't get inside. That's when they think the robber broke out a kitchen window at a home next door in the 5300 block of Mardale Avenue.

Once inside, the robber was greeted by the homeowner, who authorities said, told the intruder to leave. The robber didn't listen, according to police, and instead reportedly grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer. That's when authorities said the homeowner grabbed a gun, shot the suspect once, and called 911.

The homeowner was not hurt.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital.

Under Ohio's Castle Doctrine law, if someone unlawfully enters or attempts to enter an occupied home or temporary habitation, or occupied car, citizens have an initial presumption that they may act in self defense, and will not be second-guessed by the State.

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