Eleven Year Old Girl Uses Shotgun to Stop Home Invasion
|Incident at a Glance|
|Gun(s) Used:||Long Gun, Shotgun||Location:||Home|
|# of Suspects:||2||Shots Fired:||None|
In some states, it is a crime to allow children to have access to firearms. I wonder how this case would have played out in one of those states.
In this case and 11 year old girl in North Branch Township, Michigan was able to use a shotgun to stop a home invader in his tracks.
According to local media reports:
A Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office news release states one person knocked on all the doors and forced their way inside the home when there was no response. The girl locked herself inside a bathroom closet with a shotgun.
The suspect eventually opened the bathroom door and closet where the child was hiding with the weapon. The girl aimed the shotgun at the suspect, whom then fled from the home.
Police said the girl was not harmed during the encounter.
Two suspects were located nearby and taken into custody a short time later. Charges against the pair are pending.
This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.