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The Columbia Tribune, Columbia, Mo. 04/30/09

Friday, May 1, 2009

A woman in Columbia, Mo. arrived home to discover that her back door had been forced open and that there were three burglars inside her home. The woman stayed outside of her home, but was discovered by the burglars, who began to follow her. One of the burglars pointed a handgun at the woman, who responded by drawing her own handgun and firing at the criminals, causing them to flee. Police said that evidence at the scene suggests that the homeowner struck one of the criminals. The police went on to note that while they are still in the early stages of an investigation, Missouri has adopted the Castle Doctrine, which protects armed citizens who are forced to defend themselves.

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