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Apartment invader shot in self defense

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:33 am

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/deadl ... /850547915

This is despite the apartment dweller allegedly going outside to confront the person.

Donald Lee Blakney, 29, was shot and killed during a break-in at an apartment, officers said.

The occupant woke up went outside and confronted the suspect when they got into a scuffle and the occupant shot and killed Blakney.

"I was walking into the living room from the bedroom, and I heard a muffled noise that I thought could have been a shot," resident Dewain Cherry said.

Cherry heard more shots fired.

"There were two more shots that were extremely loud and scared me and I dialed 911," Cherry said.

Police said it appears to be a case of self-defense, even though Blakney was not armed. A firearms expert said that is state law.

"If you're attacked by someone, say he's breaking in your house and he comes at you and attacks you, you've got a right to use deadly force right then," said Larry Hyatt, with Hyatt Guns.
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Re: Apartment invader shot in self defense

Postby Gramps » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:16 pm

M-Quigley wrote:https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/deadly-pineville-shooting-appears-to-be-case-of-self-defense/850547915

This is despite the apartment dweller allegedly going outside to confront the person.

Donald Lee Blakney, 29, was shot and killed during a break-in at an apartment, officers said.

The occupant woke up went outside and confronted the suspect when they got into a scuffle and the occupant shot and killed Blakney.

"I was walking into the living room from the bedroom, and I heard a muffled noise that I thought could have been a shot," resident Dewain Cherry said.

Cherry heard more shots fired.

"There were two more shots that were extremely loud and scared me and I dialed 911," Cherry said.

Police said it appears to be a case of self-defense, even though Blakney was not armed. A firearms expert said that is state law.

"If you're attacked by someone, say he's breaking in your house and he comes at you and attacks you, you've got a right to use deadly force right then," said Larry Hyatt, with Hyatt Guns.


Don't sound right to me but I don't live in N.C.
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