What’s this? Women are capable of protecting themselves and their property with firearms in California?! Say it ain’t so!!
Oh, it’s so, yo.
This afternoon, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station posted on it’s Facebook page that deputies had responded to a residence in the 36000 block of Ridge Route Road in Castaic, CA at approximately 2:08 a.m. this morning after receiving a call of a burglary in progress.
Apparently, a bumbling burglar woke the female homeowner when he breached a door at the back of her residence to gain entry to her home. The woman, fearing for her life, grabbed a handgun for self-defense.
Armed with the means to protect herself, the homeowner confronted the suspect who broke into her home and, following a brief confrontation, she pulled the trigger several times, hitting him at least once in the chest.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station stated when deputies arrived on scene, they found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound and administered aid until paramedics arrived.
The suspect, a male Hispanic adult, was transported to a local hospital. He is listed in fair condition and is in Sheriff’s custody on one charge of burglary.
The female homeowner has not been charged with anything in connection with this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau at (661) 255-1121.