In Las Vegas, No Charges For Fire Captain Who Shot Man Through Front Door

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that a Las Vegas Fire Department captain will not face criminal charges for shooting a man through his front door in June.

Clark County prosecutors have decided that Victor Thompson fired in self-defense when he believed someone was trying to break into his house at around 2 a.m. on June 5 of last year.

Devin Lamere was struck in the chest by a 9mm bullet, entering the right side of his chest, collapsing his lung, breaking four ribs and lodging fragments in his left arm. However, Lamere and another individual simply got Thompson’s house confused with another one.

As far as criminal charges, the DA said the homeowner’s sense of “apparent danger” is sufficient justification for using deadly force.

Lamere filed suit against Thompson, and the case was settled for the limits of Thompson’s home insurance policy.

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