Hi, I have been lurking around this forum for the past year or so and only have posted a handful of times. I have a question about personal safety. I have a female friend who lives in Charleston, S.C. She goes to a local college down there and she lives in a apartment. For those of you who have never been to Charleston, there is a ghetto right outside of the city where a lot of drug addicts live. With her being a college student she lives right outside of this ghetto and has a drug addict that is a neighbor. He gets high and harasses her. He beats on their door and talks through the mail slot in the door calling them female body parts (a word that starts with a "c") and tells them they he is going to slit their throats. This all happens for no apparent reason. She has called the police on him several times and by time they get there he has gone and passed out from whatever drug he is on. She has pepper spray and I told her I wouldn't use that b/c it would probally wouldnt do anything but just piss him off even more, especially if he is high. I am going down there to visit her over Christmas break and I always carry my S&W .38 spl J-Frame with me when I travel. I do not have a CWP but I plan on getting one. My question is if he somehow enters the apt while I am there and I feel that my life is in danger could I shoot to kill? I never want to kill anyone but if its either my friends and my life or his it's going to be the drug addict that gets shot. Would it be wise to just shoot to disable him and wait for the poice? I have always heard from my poilce friends that you should shoot to kill because a dead man can't talk and can't sue you. Final question is since it is not my property would that be considered defending myself and my property? Sorry this is so long but I figured it would be easier to give an answer if ya'll knew all of the story.