[Video] Homeowner Forced to Shoot Intruder After Begging 911 For Help
As we reported last week, a postal worker on medical leave in the Houston, Texas area was forced to shoot a suspected home invader in the middle of the day.
Now, new information is coming out after the victim spoke to ABC13 in Houston about the ordeal. His comments highlight the fact that you, not law enforcement, are responsible for your own safety. It always shows how much of a toll shooting someone takes on you, both emotionally and physically, even if you’re justified.
Quintin Wood made the following statements to ABC13.
“I knew this was going to be bad,” Wood said. Four years ago he returned home to find his home had been burglarized. The burglar was later caught, but his vigilance on home security remained high.
“I got my gun and walked out of the room. Then I saw the door was open, and he was in my house,” Wood explained.
“He kept coming at me,” so I fired once, Wood said.
Wood also described how he begged the 911 operator for help prior to shooting the suspect.
The suspect, identified as Avery Jamal Powell was treated at an area hospital and is expected to live.