A California man and his girlfriend were at home with their two small children when two teenagers broke into their home through a back window in search of money.
When the intruders were confronted by the homeowners, they fired their guns, striking the man and his girlfriend. But the couple did not give up. Though wounded, the man wrestled the gun from one of the teens and returned fired, killing him.
The other teen was charged with the murder of his accomplice under the provacative-act doctrine, which holds accomplices responsible when their crime partners act in a way that leads to death, and was also accused of two counts of attempted murder, attempted residential robbery and one count of burglary. The man and woman were hospitalized and faced no charges.
Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA