As reported, an elderly Ellsinore, Missouri man used his gun to stop a much younger home invader.
Police say that at about 7:30pm a burglar broke into the 82 year old man’s home on North Herren Street. After being assaulted by the intruder, the elderly man shot the intruder in self defense, causing him to flee, according to news reports. A suspect, reportedly identified as 30 year old Charles L. White, was located, arrested, treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm, and is facing assault and burglary charges, according to police.
It is a sad fact that criminals prey on senior citizens, seeing them as easy targets. Unarmed senior citizens can often be overpowered by even a single young criminal who is stronger and faster, and as a result may suffer greatly in their own home.
However, when senior citizens are armed for self defense, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves. A few examples: This armed 85 year old woman held a home invader at gunpoint, and made him call the police on himself. This armed 93 year old man shot a home invader in self defense after the home invader began to attack him. This armed 70 year old womanheld an intruder at gunpoint until the police arrived to arrest him. This armed 91 year old man used his handgun to fend off two home invader who had broken in and threatened his wheelchair-bound wife with their guns. This armed 84 year old man used his handgun to stop a criminal who repeatedly tried to enter his home through the front door, back door, and a window. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear: armed self defense is a senior citizen’s best chance at stopping a younger and stronger criminal.