As reported, a burglar broke into a residence on the 1500 block of Autumn Village Drive at about 11PM on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. Several residents were home at the time of the break in, including the homeowner and his 5 year old nephew. Police say that the homeowner was cooking dinner when he realized that a criminal was breaking into his house, grabbed his nephew, grabbed his gun, and ran for the upstairs. The home invader continued his advance, at which point the homeowner shot the criminal while holding his young nephew in the other hand. None of the home’s occupants were harmed. When police arrived, they found the body of the home invader, along with the gun they believe the home invader was carrying during the attack.
Had this homeowner been unarmed, the burglar could very well have harmed him and his family, including the young child. Fortunately, this homeowner was armed, and was able to save himself and his family from this violent attack. Also fortunate for this homeowner and his family, they live in a state with a “castle doctrine” law, which protects him from being criminally charged for defending himself and his family from a violent home invading criminal.
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