Homeowner fatally shoots man kicking in front door, police say | The Columbus Dispatch

This was the second time this month that a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder. On Feb. 19, a woman on N. Guilford Avenue in Franklinton shot Christopher Lee Willis after he smashed through her front window.

In January, a man who told police he was being carjacked shot David A. Mullins in a Franklinton alley. Mullins died at the scene.

Last year, of the city’s 89 homicides, five were in self-defense.

via Homeowner fatally shoots man kicking in front door, police say | The Columbus Dispatch.

The homeowner of the address is a 71 year old widower of over a decade who worked on computers.

That said, now I’m going to start trying to find out how many homicides in a listing are self defense… five of 89 is quite a bit, and the oddly specific “in self defense” makes me think it’s probable that justifiable homicide has been used to lard up statistics.

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