charged with burglary shot in leg
2001 - 12:53 AM
Originally published at http://www.tampatrib.com
TERRACE, FLORIDA - A burglar got a bullet in the leg when he attempted to
rob a Renald Boulevard home early Saturday, according to Temple Terrace police.
Police responded to a 911 call early Saturday
from a caller who said her husband shot an intruder once in the left leg.
The occupants woke just after 5 a.m. to a noise
in the living room, according to police. The homeowner armed himself with a .22
caliber revolver and confronted the burglar. As the suspect walked toward the
homeowner, the homeowner fired one warning shot. When the shot failed to deter
the intruder, the homeowner shot again, wounding him in the leg.
The suspect, Brian Anthony Harmon, 22, of 7511
N. Sanibel Circle, was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was in stable
Harmon was charged with burglary of an occupied
dwelling and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The homeowner was
KeepAndBearArms.com Note: This
homeowner is fortunate. A violent criminal can do a lot of bodily damage to
someone with only a .22 caliber hole in his leg. Police do not carry .22's, nor
do they aim for the leg. They aim for the center of body mass (chest) and use a
larger caliber for a reason: to end the chance for the perpetrator to do bodily
harm. We are glad this situation turned out favorably for the homeowner.
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