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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Mercury News reports 10-17-2016 in Altos Hills, California, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has identified a Georgia man who was wounded in a home shootout after he broke in and attacked a woman he was reportedly stalking.
The stalker, age 43, remains at a local hospital and is expected to survive multiple gunshot wounds he sustained in the Friday confrontation on Oak Knoll Circle.
The encounter occurred at 11 a.m. when the suspect walked up to the home and appeared to be armed with a handgun. A woman inside called 911 and said a man approaching the home had been stalking her.
She was still on the phone when he forced his way inside and started shooting at the woman and at least two other residents. A male resident armed himself and fired back, hitting the intruder several times. The intruder then turned and fled.
Responding deputies found a wounded stalker outside and he was taken to the hospital. A handgun thought to belong to him was also recovered. No one inside the residence was injured, and the man who shot the intruder was not expected to be charged with any crime.
The stalker was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is expected to be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.
Initial reports in the wake of the shooting suggested the woman had sought a restraining order against him back in Georgia, but it was not immediately clear whether one had been issued. There is one issued now in California.
The intended victim had moved across the country to get away from this jerk. And was literally hiding with relatives in California.
It’s fortunate for the family involved that the household was armed and alert. How would this horrible incident have ended otherwise? Apparently with at least one domestic murder, or more likely several murders.
If they don’t keep this jerk in prison, which is unlikely in California, his victim will spend the rest of her life living in fear.
I sure hope the defensive shooter didn’t have too many rounds in his pistol magazine. Otherwise the hero could get more jail time than the stalker!
Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas
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