Ohio concealed handgun licensees involved in separate self-defense incidents

According to news accounts, two Ohio concealed handgun license-holders, one from Toledo and one from Cincinnati, were involved in separate incidents in which they were forced to defend their lives from violent attackers.

Cincinnati's CBS affiliate, WKRC, reported recently that a North Fairmount homeowner was forced to shoot a man who police say was trying to break into his residence. 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.

Meanwhile, WTVG, Toledo's ABC affiliate, is reporting that a man is in the hospital after being shot by a business owner who says the man came at him with a knife after being spotted trying to steal a car.

From the article:

The owner of Tony's Auto Salon at 1720 Monroe Street says he spotted the man trying to steal a car and confronted him. He says that's when the suspect came at him with a knife.

The owner, who is a CCW holder, fired a shot at the suspect. The bullet grazed the suspect, who took off running and was apprehended by police at Jefferson and 19.

Police say the suspect will face charges.

The owner of the shop is cooperating with police and is not facing any charges at this point.

A complete list of known incidents involving Ohio CHL-holders defending themselves is available here.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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