JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office is on the hunt for a man who tried to break into his ex-wife’s home and got shot in the face for his trouble.
Apparently, his ex-wife isn’t well-disposed towards break-ins.
As Action News Jax reports:
Police said Randolph Bishop tried to break into the victim’s home with a crowbar.
According to a police report, Bishop said he wanted to talk, and when the woman agreed, he attacked her. The Sheriff’s Office said the woman had a gun and fired at Bishop, hitting him in somewhere in the face.
Action News Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said she had every right to protect herself.
“She was in fear and her fears came to life when he assaulted her outside. She did the next best thing and protected herself and is well within her rights to protect herself,” Jefferson said.
The report said a neighbor heard a commotion and ran over to take the gun away from the two.
Neighbor Joe Johnson and others are hailing the intervening neighbor as a hero, and whoever it was certainly deserves the title.
Here's an old mug shot of Randolph Bishop. He's wanted by JSO. He tried to break into his ex wife's home pic.twitter.com/YSE0vw6Ik6
— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaWAVY) December 5, 2017
It’s not easy rushing into a deadly conflict that didn’t have to involve them, and since they were unarmed it was even more dangerous than it needed to be.
It’s virtually certain that Bishop will be apprehended eventually, if he hasn’t been already. If he was really shot in the face, he’s going to have to get medical assistance eventually.
Once again, we can put down another score for the Equalizer, which has maintained a perfect record of leveling the playing field when deployed in a deadly conflict safely and judiciously.
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