MMA Fighter Joe Torrez Fights Off 4 Home Invaders, Kills 1, Severely Injures Another

January 6 2014
by GSL Staff
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Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 11.41.58 AMThis one is not gun related, but is certainly a story of self defense and refusing to be a victim.

According to multiple media outlets, 27 year old lightweight MMA fighter Joe Torrez and his family were threatened by a man identified as Leonard Calvillo over the phone.

Calvillo made good on his threats of violence and showed up at the home Torrez shares with his fiance, their son and his fiance’s sister.

Calvillo brought along three other men, all identified as gang members by police.

At least one of the suspects was armed with a knife. The suspects broke into the home and then, apparently, Torrez had them right where he wanted them.

Torrez was able to fight off all four men. One of the suspects was killed by Torrez during the melee and another suffered severe facial injuries. The other two suspects were apprehended by police.

Torrez suffered only minor injuries and his family was not harmed.

According to one report, Torrez and his family could be seen quickly moving from the home following the incident, perhaps fearing gang retaliation.

Sources: TMZ, SF Gate, NY Daily News, KFOXTV

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