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Homeowner Shoots Confused Man Through Door at 2am. Reasonable?
Returning to the wrong house after leaving a birthday party, two men were banging on the wrong door and possibly causing chaotic fear for homeowner and his family.
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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