As reported, a Mesa, AZ home was invaded by a pair of armed and violent criminals. The criminals demanded money, and rounded up the four residents of the house, moving them into one room. The homeowner managed to grab his shotgun, and fatally shot one of the criminals. The homeowner also managed to shoot and wound another criminal, who fled and was later apprehended by police at a local hospital. The residents were unharmed.
This case shows once more that guns allow victims to save themselves, even when attacked by more numerous criminals who have the element of surprise. Had this man not been armed, it sounds like he and the three other residents may have been killed, since it is not a good sign when the robbers herd everyone into a room like that. Luckily, we’ll never know what might have been, since this man was able to defend himself and those other innocent people. Now, one violent robber is permanently off the streets, and another will face a lengthy prison stay.
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