Comment: I'm confused.

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I'm confused.

"If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," James Gerow told his son. ""You ain't gotta kill him—just shoot him in the legs"

... .... so why the hell didn't the guy just shoot the burglar a few times in the chest? I'm gonna assume it's ONLY because he was already outside of the house, unarmed, and not a threat, so it might be harder to justify legally. But then technically so is threatening to shoot him in the legs right?

Maybe just put three or four in his chest and call it a day. :)