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Washington, D.C., The Washington Post, 06/29/10

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Around 9 a.m., a maintenance man for an apartment complex in Forestville, Md. came upon a man attempting to force his way into a woman’s apartment. The maintenance man confronted the criminal in an attempt to help the woman, but the criminal drew a gun and forced the maintenance man into his own apartment. Once inside, an altercation erupted in which the intruder shot at the maintenance man, who retrieved a gun from the apartment and returned fire, fatally wounding the criminal. Police are investigating the shooting, but Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey noted, “people do have a right to defend themselves and others in their homes.” (Ironically, had Ivey joined a brief in the case of McDonald v. Chicago arguing that the Second Amendment should not apply to the states.) The mother of the maintenance man was thankful her son survived the attack and told the local media, “You . . . write that he's a hero. That's all we know. That's all we have to say."
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