Police arrest homeowner, St. Louis Circuit Attorney declares self defense, drops case
When a homeowner successfully eliminated an armed intruder, who forced his way into his home and assaulted him, you’d expect the police to be relieved that the law-abiding citizen was prepared and willing to exercise his Second Amendment rights.
However, when law enforcement arrived on the scene at the St. Louis property to find the thug’s cold, dead corpse in a heap on the ground, they arrested the 2A patriot homeowner for “murder.”
Accoridng to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police were called to the scene of a shooting around 11:30 p.m. Monday.
When they arrived at a residence in the 4500 block of Alcott Avenue, they found the body of a man who had suffered gunshot wounds near the home’s entrance.
The man was pronounced dead, the paper said.
Soon after, police found the 40-year-old homeowner who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand courtesy of his own gun and admitted to shooting the intruder, the Post-Dispatch added.
Police told the paper the shooter was in stable condition and told the officers what happened.
He said that the now-deceased man entered his home and attempted to assault him.
Luckily, it turns out the homeowner knew his God-given constitutional rights and legally kept a gun to defend himself in such situations.
And he did what any law-abiding American should do in the same jam: He put it to use in his time of need.
The Post-Dispatch said the man opened fire.
With that, police arrested the shooter Tuesday and sought charges from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, the paper added.
A subsequent Post-Dispatch story identified the fatally shot man as 58-year-old Michael Norman who lived in the 1100 block of Belrue Avenue in University City.
The paper said in the follow-up story that the 40-year-old shooter was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Here’s a local news report showing the aftermath of the shooting:
However, St. Louis prosecutors refused to file murder charges against the shooter and tossed the laughable case, citing self-defense, the Post-Dispatch said.
The paper said a spokeswoman for the circuit attorney could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
The Post-Dispatch said it isn’t identifying the shooter because he was not charged.