PRLog - June 16, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- At around 2am on June 5th earlier this month, two man returned to a home where they thought a birthday party was still ensuing. After banging on the door and allegedly trying to gain entry, a man from inside the home fired one round through the closed door, striking a man in his 20s in the chest. That man was taken to UMC Hospital and his condition is still unknown.
Reports show the two confused men were wondering why they weren't being allowed back into the party and exchanged argumentative words with the homeowner inside. No names of the people inside the home or the men outside have been released.
The shooting happened on Wittig Avenue, in the northwest Las Vegas neighborhood by Fort Apache and Elkhorn Road.
Nevada is a state with an applicable "stand your ground" law where there is no duty to retreat in circumstances that threaten your life, the life of those around you, or your substantial bodily harm.
That application has stood the test way back in 2012 when a 19 year old man was shot dead through a backyard window. That man had a criminal burglary history of his own.
It seems reasonable that if someone was banging on my door or attempting to gain entry to my house with my wife and kids terrified, I would likely not wait until they breached my threshold before I opened fire on him.
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