As reported, a Carter County, Kentucky man used his gun to stop a home invader who kicked in his front door.
Police say that an intruder unsuccessfully attempted to kick in the rear door of a home on Clark Hill Avenue at 6 AM. Undeterred, the intruder reportedly went to the front door of the residence, where he managed to kick open the front door and gain entry. The homeowner, fearing for his safety, reportedly fired in self defense, stopping the intruder and saving himself, according to police. The deceased intruder was reportedly identified as 45 year old Boyde E. Littleton II.
Those who are unarmed, or who are armed with an inferior weapon, will often end up overpowered by the criminal, with dire consequences. Nor can a citizen rely upon the police for protection, as they are minutes away while it takes a criminal who is breaking in just seconds to get to their victim. It is also important to note that the police will sometimes fail to help even when asked repeatedly, and they are not legally liable for that failure. Adding to the problem, police are 5.5 times more likely than an armed citizen to shoot the wrong person, meaning that there is a certain degree of danger anytime there are armed police coming to the aid of a citizen.
Fortunately, this home owner was prepared to defend himself, and as a result survived this home invasion attempt unharmed.