About the father and daughter. IIRC - the parents went out. The daughter was supposed to be away. She came home early. Decided to hide and go BOO. Left the door open for a clue. Dad sees the open door and instead of calling the law, decides to enter. She jumps out to go BOO. He center punches her. She dies saying: Daddy, I love you.
He might have said he would have done it again, but if this is the case, I saw him interviewed and he was devastated and broken up.
Same horrible outcome with the LA case of the Japanese student. The shooting might have been a 'good shoot' but the consequences weren't.
Bottom line: unless you are in immediate threat or need to save someone, back off and call the cops. Look stupid if it is a racoon.