Homeowner Shoots an Intruder Who Was Breaking Into His Vehicle – Question About Castle Doctrine – Alabama
Should you venture outside at night to protect your property? And, if while doing that, you shoot the intruder/robber, does the Castle Doctrine apply?
I have heard of stories where a family member is stabbed or shot (and later dies), and all because they wanted to stop someone from robbing their stereo or some other material good. I wouldn’t do it. The goods can be replaced, your life can’t. What does your family value more?
I personally will not go outside to stop someone from stealing from my car or vehicle. I would call the police. It would be a VERY different story if I were in my car or in my home and an intruder enters. I would react accordingly.
But, each person has to decide. Police are investigating the shooting.
Montgomery Police say a homeowner in the Vaughn Meadows subdivision shot a suspected intruder after an attempted vehicle break-in.
It happened at 3:45 Tuesday morning in the 3100 block of Corwin Drive.
Police say the homeowner spotted an intruder trying to break into his vehicles parked in the driveway.
They say he confronted the suspect with a gun, got into a fight with the suspect and in the scuffle, the suspect was shot in the leg and the homeowner injured his knee.
Neighbors say they feel uneasy about the crime. . . .
Link to Homeowner Shoots Person Who Was Breaking into His Vehicle.
Read more about Alabama’s Castle Doctrine law here.