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80-Year-Old Shot With His Own Gun After Shooting Intruder During Home Break-In

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STATESVILLE, NC — In a brutal battle for defending the home, a home intruder and an elderly man each fought over the gun that would decide the who survived and who did not.

The result? Two men, both shot, and both expected to survive.

WSOCTV reports that the night of May 24 at about 11 p.m. Marcus D. Brown, age 40, broke into the home of an 80-year-old resident.

The resident grabbed a handgun and shot Brown, but Brown was not stopped.

They began to wrestle for control of the firearm, but Brown was literally half the resident’s age. He got his hands on the firearm, and then shot the resident.

He grabbed the resident’s money, and fled the scene.

He was arrested after he showed up at a local hospital later not that long after the indicent with a gunshot wound.

The victim was also taken to the hospital, but he is expected to survive.

Brown is facing some serious charges, including, according to WSOCTV, “first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.”

It’s hard to be an elderly person in a violent confrontation like this. Although this gentleman did everything in his power, he still lost the struggle, and was extremely lucky to survive the attack.

Here’s wishing the man a speedy recovery.

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Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those…

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those rights and what a gift it is to be in a country that acknowledges their God-given freedoms. His standard concealed carry rig is a Tristar T-100 in 9mm settled comfortably in a Quick Click and Carry Holster made by JM4 Tactical.

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