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Homeowner Keeps Intruder at Bay Using Shotgun as Daughter Slept 10 Feet Away

February 1 2013
by Dan Cannon
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A hoemowner in WA met a would be intruder at his front door and kept the man at bay using a shotgun.

According to the Peninsula Daily News, “I just did whatever anybody would do to protect their family,” said Clint Lowery, who lives in the home in the 1300 block of South N Street in west Port Angeles with his fiancee, their 2-year-old daughter, brother and sister-in-law.

Lowery said he had noticed the man, later identified as Richard Allen Smith, walking across his lawn at about a little before 2 a.m. Tuesday and met him at the front door with his shotgun.

The man went to his knees without a fight, Lowery said.

Lowery said his 2-year-old daughter was sleeping in her room fewer than 10 feet away from the front door at the time.

Police arrived and found the man being held at gunpoint and arrested the suspect. It is believed the suspect was responsible for a previous burglary attempt on the home.

Another defensive gun use where no shots were fired and no one was harmed.

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his background in technology with his passion for shooting and personal rights to create one of the most read Second Amendment news websites online. Dan holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Technology and Criminology. His articles are also syndicated in The Daily Caller's "Guns and Gear" Section.

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