Woman with Restraining Order Fatally Shoots Armed Man to Protect Herself in California

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MONROVIA, CA – A man armed with several knives was fatally shot outside the home of a woman who had a restraining order against him on Friday night. The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. in the 400 block of South Shamrock Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to the residence after receiving a call from the woman, according to a statement from the Monrovia Police Department. Upon arrival, they discovered the man deceased with a gunshot wound.

Investigations revealed that the man had gone to the home and allegedly attempted to stab two individuals. During the confrontation, the woman discharged a firearm, resulting in the fatal shooting of the man. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the deceased.

Several knives and a firearm were recovered by investigators at the scene. Two individuals were detained for questioning and provided voluntary statements. No arrests have been made at this time.

Neighbor Paulette Polk, who shares a driveway with the house where the shooting took place, expressed her shock at the incident. “He did not live there, I had minimal experience with him,” Polk said. “But it was not pleasant, just saying.” She mentioned seeing the man fixing a fence at the home three days prior and many times over the past six months, suggesting he might have been the woman’s boyfriend.

This incident highlights the serious and often dangerous nature of situations involving restraining orders and domestic disputes. It also underscores the importance of being prepared for self-defense, as this woman had to protect herself and others from a potentially deadly attack.

Given that the woman’s firearm was seized as evidence, it serves as a reminder of the importance of having a backup plan for personal defense. Having a backup gun is always a good idea.

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