Cape Town- A home owner was arrested on Tuesday evening for shooting an intruder’s buttocks off with a Pump -action shotgun.
In what appeared to be an armed robbery, the owner acting in self-defense shot at the two perpetrators. One of the suspects died after getting shot in the butt, and the other managed to escape.
The homeowner has been arrested for murder. It can be assumed that the owner was protecting his family and property and when threatened fired a fatal shot. The question is whether the owner intended to kill the suspect. The suspects had no right to access his home, and the only reason they did so was to commit a crime.
It is ridiculous that one is arrested and charged for murder when your own life is placed in danger.
Presumably, if the owner did not shoot at the suspects, they would have overpowered the man and killed him. Or perhaps kill his entire family and steal valuables from the home, escaping and if arrested would be out on bail only to commit more crimes.
The owner now faces a charge of murder, and although we might say this is totally unfair, the case will have to be investigated. There will be grounds for justification as the owner shot the intruder in an act of self-defense.