GAFFNEY, SC — When a man stormed into a home in the middle of the night with an accomplice and armed with a shotgun, the man who answered the door was in legitimate fear for his life.
That is, until another resident in the home took her gun and used it.
Needless to say, he did not survive.
According to Fox Carolina:
Fowler said a woman shot and killed Charles Shannon Alley, 41, of Tansi Trail after he forced his way into a home while armed and began fighting with another man in the house.
“According to witness statements Alley knocked on the door of a residence armed with a shotgun at 112 Piney Knob Drive in Gaffney about 3:25 a.m.,” Fowler said. “When a male answered the door, Alley allegedly pushed his way inside and began to fight with the resident while threatening to do harm to another male and female… also present. While engaged in the altercation, Alley was allegedly shot in the head by the female resident.”
Tim Anthony, the homeowner, said when he opened the door, two men tried to force their way in.
“I went to crack the door open and they barged, at least two of them, barged through the door and knocked me through the wall,” Anthony said.
Anthony said his girlfriend fired two shots at Alley while they were struggling in the middle of the living room.
“It was either him or me,” Anthony said.
Fowler said another man who was with Alley reportedly fled after the shooting. Alley was pronounced dead at the scene.
That, by the way, is why you do not open the door — or even crack it — in the middle of the night. Even if it’s someone known to you, assess the situation before you make yourself vulnerable.