About two weeks ago, in my neighborhood (which is not far from Spartanburg) we had a case where two young men, who'd been stealing stuff out of yards and barns for a year, decided to take it up a notch and hit a house. Mr. Homeowner happened to be there and shot one of them in the leg. The thieves were arrested; the homeowner was not arrested, charged, taken for questioning or otherwise bothered other than being asked to make an incident report.
The only criticism the community had for the homeowner was that he should aim a little higher next time.