THREE POINTS, AZ – A convicted sex offender is dead, and a woman is unharmed after he tried breaking into her home last week.
On August 11, a 42-year-old convicted sex offender attempted to break into an Arizona woman’s home. The woman told the suspect to leave, which he didn’t, so she armed herself with a handgun.
The details are scarce, so I don’t know if the following altercation occurred outside the home or if the suspect had gained access to the house. Local media reported that she fired a warning shot, hoping to scare the suspect off. But it didn’t.
The suspect tried to disarm the woman, and he was shot during the altercation. He died on the scene. The woman sustained no injuries.
Thankfully, the homeowner had a firearm to protect herself with. I think it is safe to assume what the man’s plans were since he was a convicted sex offender and was breaking into her home.
But firing warning shots is never a good idea. To read more on this, read our article, “Warning Shots in Self Defense: Considerations and Consequences.” It’s a good thing the man didn’t get a hold of the gun while trying to disarm her, as there could have been a completely different ending to this story.