Battle Ground WA - http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/05/battle_ground-area_grandpa_sho.html "Sheriff's deputies responded at 1 a.m. to reports of shots fired at a home on the 17000 block of Northeast 280th Street. Bill Bicknell told police he heard noises in his home and fired off a shotgun to scare away a teen whom he discovered exiting an upper story window, deputies said. The authorities said they determined Bicknell's granddaughter, who lives in the home, had invited over several teens, all of whom fled when they heard Bicknell approaching." This ended up in my DGU filters - but not sure it fits - If they "bad guys" are leaving, you can't shoot at them. When they are leaving you are no longer defensive. There are very few an narrow allowable ways to shoot at that time. The homeowner has been charged with assault. Which sounds about right to me.