As if making the shoot-no shoot decision wasn't bad enough in itself, there is the reality that someone once summed up with:
"Shoot somebody and get ready for the Hassle Of Your Life."
-Might have been Chuck Taylor (?) or Massad Ayoob (?)- probably both.
Have a good liability policy and attorney you trust ain't bad, either.
Anybody have a liability policy that covers your legal expense for a self-defense shooting? Most liability insurance policies cover unintentional or listed occurrences, not a quarter-sized group through the sternum, which is clearly intentional.