Well, sometimes there are happy endings after all, even in the year 2020.
Here is another win for the Second Amendment. Ronald Fleet, who had a history of domestic violence and was going through a divorce, was shot and killed while trying to break into the home where his estranged wife was staying.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the gunman — 55-year-old Ronald Fleet — exchanged fire with the homeowner and then exited the home, the station said.
But Fleet then “starts charging” back into the house, Nocco told WTSP, after which the homeowner fatally shot him.
Deputies responded around 12:30 p.m. to the home in the Sunset Lakes subdivision, where Fleet was pronounced dead, the station said.
“He was defending himself and his family,” Nocco said of the homeowner. “Any loss of life is tragic, but the victim was utilizing his Second Amendment rights to protect himself and his family from the fear of Ronald who was carrying a gun, kicking in a door, trying to harm them. I can’t imagine the fear that they were going through, but I’m very happy [about] the fact that he was able to defend himself …”
Thank God this woman was staying with an armed family. I shudder to think of what would’ve happened otherwise. The Pasco County Sheriff praised the family for their lifesaving action.
It was because of his rights, his ability to defend himself and his family, that [his] family is OK and safe,” the sheriff said. “Because I do not want to think what would have happened if they were unarmed, [Fleet] got in the house with that gun, and what he would have done to that family.”
Nocco added that “when their lives were on the line, when that door was being kicked in, they utilized their Second Amendment rights, and they’re safe because of it.”
The marriage that the woman was escaping was described as “horrific.” There truly could not have been a happier ending to this story. Now this woman can live her life without fear. No charges will be fired against the shooter since the shots were fired in self-defense.
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