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Columbus: 19 year-old shoots intruder in sister's bedroom
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a man who police say was breaking into an East Side home died today after he was shot by a resident and fell from the second-floor bedroom window.
From the article:
Police were called to 3117 Easthaven Dr. S. at 2:17 p.m. on a report of gunshots fired.
Donald Griffin III, who lives at the house with his mother and sister, was alone in the home and watching television when he heard a noise upstairs, said Sgt. Steven Little of the Police Division’s homicide squad.
Griffin, 19, knew from when he had locked himself out that a person could scale the house by climbing atop a storage shed, Little said. And he knew that a second-floor window had been left open through yesterday's warm afternoon.
When he heard the noise, Griffin grabbed a handgun. Little said he confronted the man in his sister's bedroom and fired once.
The intruder fell from the window to the concrete patio below. Columbus Fire paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
It was unclear tonight whether he died from the gunshot or the fall.
Griffin, who cooperated and told police he acted in self-defense, was not charged. Little said it appeared that Griffin might have fired the handgun more than once.
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.
And in Oklahoma..."Twelve-year-old Bryan Co. girl shoots home intruder"
And in La-La Land..."The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children are safer in homes without guns"