Around 12:30 a.m., George R. England Jr. drove up to a home in Clay County, Mo. England got out of his car and began yelling towards the home, asking the inhabitants to come out and let him in. After hearing England yell, the homeowners called the police. While the homeowners were still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher, England broke through the front door and came into the home. Once it became clear England was inside, one of the homeowners fired at England with a handgun, striking him. Shortly afterwards, England was taken to a local hospital. He was charged with first-degree burglary upon his release.
Clay County Prosecutor Daniel White will not pursue any charges against the homeowners, and went on to say, “The homeowner in this instance acted with remarkable restraint… He ensured the safety of his family, repeatedly advised England that England was neither his friend nor acquaintance, only shot when England forced open the front door of the residence.”
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