Resident Defends Home In Fatal Home Invasion

by Tommy Grant

A fatal self-defense shooting occurred in Malta, NY, when a resident killed a home invasion suspect in a mobile home park. The Malta shooting was investigated by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, who found no criminal conduct by the resident.

MALTA, NY (5-minute read) — Authorities have identified the individual who was fatally shot in a mobile home park in Malta, in what is currently considered an act of self-defense. The deceased, Kurt M. Hubbard, 49, was a resident of the Locust Grove Motel in Malta, police stated.

The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Hubbard allegedly forced entry into a residence within the Northway Estates Mobile Home Park and assaulted one of the occupants. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the intruder chased the resident into a bedroom, where the other occupants of the home had sought safety.

Faced with an immediate threat, one resident armed themselves with a shotgun and fired twice, resulting in Hubbard’s death.

Malta Shooting Deemed Self-Defense

The residents who were involved in the incident have been interviewed by police and have been released without charges.

While the investigation is still ongoing, officials have confirmed that there is no danger to the broader community.

Safety Tip: Maintaining situational awareness and having a self-defense plan are crucial. Proper training in the responsible use of firearms can be vital for personal protection.

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