SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — Police say an 18-year-old was shot and killed by a homeowner after he broke in. Apparently without clothes, the intruder confronted one of the children inside the home.
The homeowner was alerted to trouble when the family dog started barking. While investigating, that’s when things got real.
When the father of the family entered a room to investigate, he found that one of his children had been confronted by a naked man, identified Friday as Cameron Yoe.
Police say Yoe was holding a large piece of wood in a threatening manner and charged at the resident. The resident then pulled out a gun and shot Yoe twice, killing him.via abc15.com
At the time of the incident, the homeowner was at home with his wife and three children. No one else was injured during the incident.
Earlier that evening, police received a call of a home intrusion but were unable to locate the suspect. Yoe fits the description given to police in relation to that incident.
Being inside someone’s home uninvited, naked, and charging at someone with a large piece of wood is a recipe for lawful and lethal self-defense. I’m not sure what was going on with Yoe, whether or not drugs were involved, but there was no way that this scenario would have ended well.
Aside from a firearm being a part of your home security system, having a dog that can alert you to possible danger is another great way to keep things even more safe. That’s exactly what happened here, and it proved to be a vital component.