Asst. Police Chief Defends Homeowner Who Shot Intruder: 'Your Home Is Your Castle'

Stephen Gutowski
By Stephen Gutowski | March 18, 2013 | 2:56 PM EDT

"Your home is your castle, you can only retreat so far as your home," said Assistant Police Chief Jamie Smith in regards to a recent self-defense shooting in Albertville, Alabama.

According to WHNT a homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar who had a significant criminal history. The homeowner is not expected to be indicted for any crime in connection to the incident.

"I'm sure at the time he felt he was in danger so he took what action he thought he needed to take at the time to protect himself...  You can back away from anything but home is as far backwards as you can go" said Assistant Chief Smith.

It is refreshing to hear a police officer boldly stand for the rights of those he's tasked with serving. (h/t Guns Save Lives)

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