Fatal self-defense shooting on rise in Detroit

Reported By www.detroitnews.com on 2014-03-25 

“A northwest Detroit homeowner on Tuesday fatally shot two men he said were trying to break into his west-side house…. Detroit has traditionally had a large percentage of the nation’s justifiable homicides by citizens. In 2012, the last year for which national figures are available, there were 25 justifiable homicides in Detroit, which made up 8 percent of the 310 seen nationwide. Last year, there were 15 justifiable homicides in the city…. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said at a press conference last week that in his 37-year career, he’s never seen as many homeowners defending themselves by shooting intruders. Craig told The News in January he felt the crime rate could be lowered if more good Americans were armed, because he said criminals would think twice about attacking….”

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