TULSA, OKLAHOMA — A homeowner fought for his life as his wife and child were sleeping when two armed home intruders broke in. The family dog alerted the man of the intruders, but they were still able to gain initial control during the invasion, pistol whipping the man in the head.
He stayed in the fight and managed to gain access over the firearm, ultimately shooting both suspects.
When police arrived, they found the homeowner with head injuries, as well as one of the suspects in a bathroom with a gunshot wound to his head. That suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The second suspect, who the homeowner said was also shot, cannot be located by police. After checking with local hospitals, he seems to be treating his new wound himself or with the aid of someone he knows.
The homeowner was treated at the hospital for head injuries.
This is a rare case where an unarmed citizen gains access to the attacker’s firearm and uses it against them. Maybe not incredibly rare, but not an everyday thing, either. I can only hope that if this homeowner is unarmed, he thinks about getting a firearm to defend himself and his family, should the need arise again.
With that being said, how are your hand-to-hand combat skills? Are you willing, able and fit to get into a fight over a gun, whether it’s yours or the bad guy’s?