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The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif. 06/17/11

Friday, June 17, 2011

Around 3 a.m., a woman driving her one-year-old son pulled her vehicle into the garage of her home in Rancho Cordova, Calif. As the woman exited the car, two men who had followed her into the garage attacked, striking her in the head. Hearing the commotion, a male resident of the home retrieved a gun and came to the aid of the woman, exchanging gunfire with the attackers as the woman regained her bearings, got back in her car and escaped the violence by smashing through the garage door. As a result of the gun fight, the resident received a minor wound to his hip; one criminal was wounded severely, and the other was struck in the leg but fled the scene. Police captured both attackers a short time later. Sacramento County Sherriff’s Department Spokesman Jason Ramos was supportive of the armed citizen’s actions, stating, “He defended his property and his woman and his kid… I guess you could describe it as heroic action. Things could be a lot worse for her and for the resident.”

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