An elderly man shoots a home intruder in Ocean County, New Jersey.Â You can tell that New Jersey isn’t Arizona or Texas by this:
The gun used in the shooting was registered to the homeowner, Mohel said.
The New Jersey statute outlining when it is justifiable to use deadly force within a private dwelling is extremely nuanced and built on a long history of case law, said Ronald F. DeLigney, first assistant Ocean County prosecutor…
… As the investigation continues, the homeowner could be charged in the shooting, authorities said. Ultimately, the decision whether or not to present a case against him to a grand jury will be made by the Prosecutor’s Office.
I would imagine that even in New Jersey, you’d be hard pressed to find a Grand Jury who would be willing to sign off on a bill of indictment against an elderly man who shoots a home invader.Â Let’s hope that the Ocean County prosecutor does the right thing and charges the people who are at fault; the burglars.