Saw this today on the news: http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/d ... oting.html (realized some of you may not be registered at AJC so here is the article) -------------- DeKalb officer kills intruder By MIKE MORRIS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 08/03/06 A home invasion suspect was shot and killed early Thursday by his intended victim, a DeKalb County police officer, authorities said. At least three men forced open the front door of the off-duty officer's Northlake apartment at the Lake Louise complex on Evans Road shortly before 2 a.m., DeKalb police spokesman Herschel Grangent said. The officer and his 8-year-old son were asleep, and when the officer awoke, he saw one of the intruders pointing a gun at him. The officer fired his own gun at the suspect, killing him, Grangent said. The other suspects ran away and were still at large, Grangent said. The apartment complex is off Henderson Mill Road just outside I-285. "It looks as though they randomly picked this apartment to do a burglary," Grangent said. "It looks as though they picked the wrong one, and this officer did what he had to do to defend his family." The names of the officer and the dead man have not been released. The officer and his son were not injured in the incident. Grangent said the officer, who has been on the force for at least five years, was placed on routine administrative leave. -------------- Now, read the article and replace "officer" with Citizen, and "kill" or "shot" with "tackle", and you have the story if this happened to you or me instead of a LEO.