Self-Defending Teen Fires Shots in Attempted Burglary
(7-22-14) A man shot at least seven times Sunday morning remains in critical condition at a Lincoln hospital. His name has not been released. The man tried stealing a car at 13th and Otoe home. An 18-year-old living in the house fired a warning shot into the air, but the car thief allegedly walked toward the teen, who fired at least seven shots at the victim.
Criminal defense attorney Jeremy Parsley, tells our television partner, 10/11 NEWS Nebraska law allows you to fire a weapon if you feel threatened. You don't have a duty to retreat from your home if an intruder breaks in, however you can only use deadly force if you belief you're about to be hurt or killed.