knife-wielding home intruder, TX
A homeowner in Grand Prairie, Texas shot a knife-wielding home intruder after the suspect shattered a side window to gain entry into the home, KXAS-TV reports.
Here we have a reasonable expectation of danger--the knife--and the homeowner stayed on the phone with 911 until the police arrived. So it was well handled according to TX law.
I may disagree with a number of you here in that I am actually rather pleased for the homeowner that he did not have to take the intruder's life: he shot the guy to stop him from coming after him with the knife and held him at gunpoint until the authorities showed up. A kill shot would have been overkill. OTOH, if the intruder had a gun instead of a knife--an long range weapon instead of a short-range, hand-to-hand one--a bullet in his X ring would have been justified. Thoughts?