Years ago, when I still lived in New Jersey, I got in a discussion with a cop about a home invader and would I be justified in shooting them. The cop said at the time that THREE warning shots were required or else the disctrict attourney would prosecute the home owner/shooter. The cop's suggestion was shoot the invader first, then put three shots in your ceiling to protect yourself from prosecution.
Now, here in Florida....if someone enters my house, all my warning shots are headed for C.O.M.
God's creatures big and small, eat them one, eat them all.