After the shooting, he redialed 911.
â€śI had no choice,â€ť he said, his voice shaking. â€śThey came in
the front yard with me, man. I had no choice. Get somebody over here quick.â€ť 1
........Horn did, of course, mention that he had seen one
crowbar being used to break in the neighbors house.
So, again, T1888: How do you know that they were armed with crowbars?
And how many crowbars do you think there were? Two? More than two? Why?
By your own post the crowbars become a mute point.
They were in his front yard and there were crowbars/crowbar present; â€śThey came in
the front yard with me, man. I had no choice. Get somebody over here quick.â€ť
You did leave out the part where his Lawyer stated that they both lunged for him.
"Horn is 61 and heavyset. The suspected burglars were young and strong enough to beat him to death with their bare hands, Lambright said. So when one or both of them â€śmade lunging movements,â€ť Horn fired. "
If you see an old fatbald grandpa looking guy holding a shotgun and you move toward him into his yard and not away from him, it has to be that you feel that the two of you can take this old guy before he gets a shot off. They were wrong and paid for it with their lives.
The fact that they were in his yard and neither one of them took it in the back, tells me that at that point in time he truly had no choice.
Could he have stayed in his house and let them alone, yes he could.
As far as what he said BEFORE he went out, well we all have a little bravado when we are talking about doing something, but when he picked up the phone the second time it was a very humble man on the phone.
I truly believe that what he said the second time is the truth, and He will be troubled until the day he dies by what happened.
"Horn â€śliterally went to piecesâ€ť after the shooting, Lambright said. He issued a statement a few days later saying the events would weigh heavily on him for the rest of his life."