Kentucky: Armed Homeowner Shoots Police Officer, NO Charges Filed

AmmoLand.com | 10/16/2018 | Dean Weingarten
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Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On October 10th, 2018, at about 5:30 a.m. at 522 Hathaway, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a young police officer was involved in a shootout with an armed homeowner. The officer had been chasing a suspect, and was searching a fenced in area.

The homeowner, David Turley, saw the suspicious activity in his backyard, and approached Zachary Morris, 23, the officer. Turley was holding a pistol at his side. Officer Morris shot at Turley, who returned fire as he took cover. Morris was hit, just below his bullet-resistant vest. From wave3.com:

Commotion - Fence - Turley - Someone - Flashlight

“I heard some commotion over there by the fence,” said Turley. “I saw someone standing there with a flashlight on the ground, so I walked over to see what was going on. As I got closer, POW POW! And when he did, I had my weapon by my side and I just pulled up and fired and I started toward the ground to take cover.”

Turley told Katie Kapusta that he was shot at twice and returned fire four times. He had no idea anyone had been hit until more police units arrived.

Times - Face - Choice - Fear - Life

“Once they shot two times at my face, I had no choice. I was in fear of my life, and I returned fire.”

Fortunately, Turley was not hit. The fact that Turley is not facing any charges in the case shows the culture in the United States is re-normalizing the role of armed citizens as legitimate.

Citizens - Homes - Rise - Anti-Media - In-Forming

Armed citizens defending themselves and their homes was common and accepted in the 1930's and before. In “Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming America's Concealed Weapon Carry Movement“, Dr. Brian Anse Patrick relates numerous newspaper reports of homeowners using firearms for defense in articles of the time.

It was during the mid-1960's, with the rise of the civil rights movement, that the media coalesced in demonizing citizen ownership...
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