Then, at 2:44 a.m. Friday, Jack and Linda Dillon told police they were awakened by a noise in the living room. There they found Carson and believed he was stealing the rest of the electronics, they told police.Whenever the shooter uses the phrase "he lunged" I get suspicious. First of all, it's used too often. But secondly, and more importantly, it doesn't make sense. An unarmed criminal or one with a knife would not "lunge" at a man with a gun. I'm sure it happens from time to time, but certainly not as often as they claim.
Jack Dillon told police he called out to Carson, who lunged at him. The couple told police Jack fired at Carson, but Eichenlaub would not say how many times the weapon was fired.
The article goes on to chronicle the dead guys criminal past. He'd had more than his share of trouble. I say a street-wise guy like that is a survivor and knows there's no percentage in "lunging" at an armed homeowner. That would be tantamount to suicide and there's no indication that this thug was suicidal.
No, what I suspect is what happens in many so-called DGUs. The homeowner is so outraged that someone would dare to break into their home that they execute the guy standing there. In that moment the intruder ceases to be human, he becomes a scumbag or a goblin, like the pro-gun sites call them. This is far from defensive, it's a criminal act disguised as a DGU with no living witnesses.
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