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PA Bill Number: SB546

Title: In general principles of justification, further providing for use of force in self-protection.

Description: In general principles of justification, further providing for use of force in self-protection. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Apr 9, 2021

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Arizona Self-Defense Shooting: 911 recording: Phoenix homeowner shoots intruder :: 09/04/2014

The details of the May break-in take on a whole new aspect after investigators release the audio, which captured the break-in and subsequent shooting.

We're hearing for the first time the 911 recording of the moments when a west Phoenix woman, huddled in her bathroom, confronted and shot a man charged with breaking into her home. She was on the phone with 911 before, during, and after the shooting till officers arrived.Michael Lewis

ROBERTS: Widow with a gun, an Arizona story worth celebrating

ORIGINAL REPORT: Police: Phoenix homeowner shoots intruder

Investigators say the 47-year-old homeowner did everything right, by calling 911, arming herself and hiding. On the recording, we hear the frightening ordeal play out.

The break-in and shooting happened May 6 near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road. Michael Lewis, 20, was arraigned in June after a month-long stay in the hospital, recovering from the gunshot.

The homeowner, a widow, told 12 News it was her late husband who taught her how to handle a .38-caliber handgun.

On the recording, we hear her tell the dispatcher the suspect "beat on her" before she fired.

Michael Lewis pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and aggravated assault. He was granted bond last week and is out awaiting sentencing on Sept. 15.

That's when the homeowner plans to face her attacker for the first time since ending his visit with a bullet.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/09/03/12-news-homeowner-shoots-intruder-on-911-audio/14989333/