LUBBOCK, TEXAS — An occupant of a home in Lubbock was able to come to his brother’s defense after two armed intruders kicked down the door and began attacking his brother with the butt of a pistol.
According to statements released to Everything Lubbock, the brother reported that he initially heard a knock at the door around 2:30 a.m. When he failed to answer the knock but instead asked the people on the other side to identify themselves, they allegedly shot through the door before kicking it in. Both of the burglary suspects then proceeded to beat the man as he tried to retreat for cover beneath a kitchen table.
Thankfully, his brother was right upstairs and initially came down to investigate the noise only to discover his brother being assaulted. He went upstairs, told his wife to call 911, and then headed down with a gun of his own to handle business.
One of the attackers was shot in the back. The other one had the opportunity to run.
The suspect that was shot has been identified as 27-year-old Adrian Lee Hernandez. Once he’s out of the hospital, he’ll face charges relating to the burglary.
After police investigated the scene and cleared out the suspect, they tried to set up a perimeter to catch the second suspect. Unfortunately, that burglar was able to escape. Perhaps his buddy will give him up once he gets ready to see the judge.
One can only hope, right?
But in the meantime, it honestly comes down to being prepared to defend your home and doing so. If that brother had not been armed, he would have been helpless to watch as his sibling was beaten mercilessly by two armed thugs inside his very own kitchen.
No, that’s not the way it was going down. Instead, it looks like Hernandez is going to spend some time in prison and look forward to showing off whatever scar is left over from getting shot in the back.
Bad guys get five star medical treatment. That’s unfortunately the way the cookie crumbles on these sorts of cases. But, if I had to pick between watching my tax dollars flush down the drain after I defended my own life from a bad guy or being the victim and needing that medical care myself, I’d rather he go in for it.
That’s just a little plus side to not being a victim and carrying a gun everyday, especially in the home.