Georgia Homeowner Takes Down Wanted Murderer

An intruder forced a Georgia homeowner to use his gun to defend himself. This incident highlights the importance of gun possession and the ability to defend yourself even in your own home.

The situation started when an intruder carrying a knife broke into the resident’s home.

Just before 2 a.m., the Fayette County 911 got a call from a resident in north Fayette County about a possible intruder in his house. At the same time, they also received a notice from the residence alarm company.

The deputies were only a few minutes away. The homeowner, they say, armed himself and confronted the intruder who was in the basement. Investigators claim the intruder had a knife and was armed.

Deputies say the homeowner warned the intruder before shooting him. Investigators say the homeowner then left the basement and took up a position to protect his family on the second floor at the staircase.

“He took his position as the subject moved up to the 2nd floor. The resident then fired another shot. He said something along the lines of “You’re going have to kill me.” The deputies arrived at the scene just then. “From what we can see, he’s coming down the stairs with a gunshot,” said Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. At that point, the officers were still struggling with him as they took him into custody.

Even more alarming is the fact that this suspect was wanted for murder as well as a number of other crimes.

Investigators say that the suspect may have a criminal past and be linked to a murder outside Georgia. The police aren’t saying where the murder occurred, but they say that law enforcement in that area is working on the case.

The homeowner is fortunate to live in an area where there are no strict laws on gun control. The homeowner’s gun ownership ensured he could defend himself against a potential killer. The fact that the police have not revealed much about his criminal past, but the fact that the man is wanted for murder tells us all we need about how dangerous the situation could’ve been, especially if the homeowner had not been armed. Situations like this show that you never know what could happen.

The police also arrived not long after the resident had shot the intruder a second time. The police arrived in time to arrest the intruder, confirming a common gun community maxim: “When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away.”

The resident didn’t rush to shoot at the intruder. He first gave a warning, then fired when he realized the attacker was not going to stop. If he lives in a place where self-defense is not viewed favorably by the prosecutor, this could protect him. This could also help if the assailant, for whatever reason, decides to sue the homeowner in civil court.

This was yet another instance where an armed citizen used a firearm to protect himself and his property. This story once again shows the importance of people being responsibly armed.