As reported, a Florida man was at home when a burglar knocked on his door. After the resident refused to open the door, the burglar is said to have gone around the house and then broken in through a window. Realizing that his home was being invaded, the resident reportedly grabbed his gun and shot the suspect, who then fled. Police found a suspect, Carlos Contreras, at a local hospital where he was allegedly seeking treatment for the gunshot wound. Contreras was arrested, and police say that he was the same man who broke into the victim’s home earlier that day.
Home invasion robberies are a deadly threat to the occupants of a home. The criminals who commit such crimes often murder, shoot, stab, rape, torture, kidnap, and permanently injure and disfigure their victims. The result is that the lives of law abiding, innocent people can be ended or ruined in an instant, all because of a criminals actions. The good news is that gun owners like this man can, and do, stop such criminals every day. Society as a whole benefits as well, as a criminal who is stopped by an armed citizen today will be unable to victimize another person tomorrow.