A homeowner in South Carolina killed a suspicious stranger who refused to leave his premises after several warnings.
Here’s the story (via The Blaze):
FOX CAROLINA – A man shot and killed by a homeowner after approaching their home Sunday night has been identified, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.
Daniel Matthew Pilgrim, 23, was killed after the shooting around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, according to the Coroner’s Office.
At 9:50 p.m., Spartanburg Police officers went to a home on Farley Avenue in response to the shooting, according to the department. When officers got to the home, they found Pilgrim lying on the front porch with gunshot wounds.
Witnesses said Pilgrim walked into their front yard and confronted the homeowners. They said Pilgrim was acting weird so they asked him to leave. He did not leave immediately, however, after asking several times he eventually left. Moments later, he approached the homeowners again.
Police said witnesses saw Pilgrim with a weapon in his pocket so the homeowner got a gun from inside. Pilgrim continued to try and go inside the home so they homeowner shot him, according to police. He was hit in the chest, fell at the doorway and died.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Spartanburg Police Department, the Spartanburg County Solicitor’s Office and the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office. At this point, no charges have been filed.
This is the reason why owning a gun is essential. You just don’t know when some suspicious weirdo will walk into your yard or home to do you harm. This homeowner clearly gave Pilgrim plenty of chances to leave, and only killed him when he approached the front door to enter the home.
I suspect this is why charges haven’t been filed, because police know the homeowner was only defending himself, especially considering Pilgrim had a gun in his pocket.