Monkey Junction, North Carolina – According to the Wilmington Police Department, a woman shot an intruder Monday afternoon.
Police say the homeowner returned to her home located on the 1500 block of Honeybee Ln. at around 12:30 p.m. and became suspicious when she discovered the front door open.
She entered the home and heard someone walking from room to room somewhere inside. Somehow the homeowner was able to get to a firearm and confronted the intruder.
She fired, striking the suspect, 37-year-old Michael Jarvis. When officers arrived at the scene, Jarvis was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Law enforcement officials went on to say that no charges are pending against the homeowner for shooting the suspect.
WWAYTV3 reports Jarvis has a criminal record for burglary going back to 2015 and was arrested as recently as 2018 for breaking into homes in New Hanover County.
It’s never a good idea to enter your home if you think there may be someone uninvited inside. The best course of action is to remove yourself and your family to a safe location while you call 911. Then the police can arrive to investigate for you and keep you and your loved ones safe. Read here about a similar situation occurring in Colorado.
This is also a good example of why CCW is important because you might just need to have your self defense weapon on your person when returning to your own home. You never know who might be waiting on you inside.
Understanding the layout of your home can help substantially since you are fighting from familiar ground. Read here for Fighting from Cover training which discusses how to best utilize the cover around you to win a gunfight.
Good home defense is planned, prepared, and trained for. Read here for the Complete Home Defense – Tactics for Defending Your Castle for the latest tactics and techniques for home defense.