According to KMOV News, a Tucson, Arizona woman shot and killed two men she says were trying to force their way into her home.
The woman called 911 after she heard noises coming from her backyard a little before 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
She reported that she shot two men she found trying to break into her home.
The big question in this case is whether it meets the “stand your ground” law’s rule that “gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation.”
Criminal defense attorney Louis Fidel: “If you are in your house and if somebody is breaking into your house, or has already entered your house unlawfully, then you are authorized to use deadly physical force.”
Fidel continued: “The self-defense statute applies anywhere. Anywhere where you have a legal right to be.”
The Tucson Police Department is investigating the case and will turn over their findings to the Pima County Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors will then determine whether the woman should face any charges.
There are several states that have “stand your ground” laws in place to protect a citizen from being charged if they are defending themselves: