As reported, a Las Cruces, NM apartment renter reportedly used his handgun to stop a pair of home invaders who broke in at 8 AM.
Police say that the home invasion victim was sleeping in his apartment, on the 1400 block of Telshor Drive, when two intruders broke in and advanced on him. The sound of the home invaders’ entry is said to have awoken the victim, at which point he grabbed his handgun and fired in self defense. One of the suspected intruders, who police have only described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s, was reportedly found dead at the scene. Police are said to be seeking a second suspect, and the burglary victim was unharmed.
This is yet another successful example of armed self defense – which occurs about 2.5 million times each year in the USA. Had this resident not been armed, he could have been harmed by the numerically superior home invaders, as happens all too often. Fortunately, this home invasion victim was armed, and as a result survived unharmed. Society as a whole also appears to have benefited, as there is one fewer violent home invader on the streets