Justified: Wyoming Homeowner Shoots and Kills Home Invader


A man who invaded a Wyoming citizen's home was killed after he failed to obey the orders of a homeowner, who gave him the opportunity to leave, before firing upon him with his firearm.

According to the Sheridan, Wyoming Police Department, officers responded to a home on the 200 block of West 10th Street shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The Sheridan residence is home to a couple and two young children. The shooter's girlfriend who reported the shooting to police said that the adult male intruder, who was not known by the couple, entered the home without permission.

The woman's boyfriend produced a shotgun and attempted to get the intruder to leave peacefully. When the intruder refused, the homeowner took aim with his firearm. At that point, the intruder still refused to leave the home.

“The male resident felt threatened after exhausting efforts to talk the man into leaving the residence,” police stated in the press release.

Then, after multiple attempts to peacefully resolve the situation, the homeowner shot the intruder once in the chest. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The occupants of the home were unharmed and are cooperating with the investigation. It was determined the intruder entered the home through an unlocked door. The dead intruder was not identified by police until family is notified.

The investigation is currently ongoing, but it is likely that no charges will be filed against the shooter.

About Craig Martin

Craig Martin grew up in the unincorporated town of Lewis, Wisconsin. From a young age, Craig was introduced to guns, as he was tasked with defending his backwood home’s wiring from a scourge of red squirrels.

Ever the animal lover, though; Craig couldn’t let these creatures die needlessly. So he would take his kills and leave them for the foxes, coyotes, and bears to eat at a deer feeder his grandfather built around their home.

His lifestyle made Craig understand that guns are a tool and ever since, has spread the word about how firearms are not a menace, like the red squirrel, but an item to help people. He instils this in every article he writes for USA Firearm Training.

1 Comment

  1. glenkholt on October 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    That’s the kind of ending we should read of more often than of the homeowner being beaten or worse? If this was the outcome more often criminals would be less likely to invade homes of innocent, law abiding citizens!

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