The fact that the intruder actually seemed to have gone searching for the family,in my view, fully justified shooting him. What possible benign reason could an intruder have for doing that? Was he going to ask permission to pillage the house, or to offer to give them a percentage of the take? HA! He was up to no good, that's certain, and in my view, he somewhat less than what he had coming. Maybe he won't repeat THIS crime in just a few months. I protected myself and my baby from would be intruders by flourishing a shotgun and chambering a round,years ago. They drove off at about 100 per.