(Nevada Practicing Attorneys Council; Washoe County)

NV#7  Justifiable Homicide in Defense of Self, Habitation, Property

NRS 200.120 provides that justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary selfdefense, or in defense of habitation, property or person, against one who manifestly intends, or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous or tumultuous manner, to enter the habitation of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein.