According to Mechanicsville, South Carolina’s local media reports, two armed men broke into a home occupied by two females, an 11 year old boy, and an adult male. The armed men physically assaulted the two women and struck the young boy over the head with their gun. One of the suspects also shot and killed the family dog.
Woken up by the commotion, the adult male homeowner was able to access a gun and started firing at the two intruders. The suspects fled the scene. One was found dead near the property and the other was arrested soon after the disturbance.
According the Carolina Live, the surviving suspect is charged with Burglary to the First Degree, three accounts of Assault and Battery Second Degree, and Criminal Conspiracy. Honestly, I think he should be charged with murder as well.
The homeowner will not be facing any charges.
Yet again, a good guy with a gun saves the lives of loved ones. This just goes to show, guns are not evil. It is the people who are carrying them. If put in the exact situation, wouldn’t you want a gun to save your life as well as your family’s?