Homeowner Shoots Home Invader Armed With a Knife to Protect His Brother and Elderly Mother

November 25 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: wlky.com Archive: WebCite.org


Barry and Terah Frost live with their 86 year old mother in Orange County, Indiana.

When the pair heard a commotion in their home around 1am, they immediately moved their mother to one of their bedrooms for protection.

When the men went to investigate the noise they found their front door had been forced open. When the men went to retrieve tools to fix the door, they discovered there was an armed man in their cellar. Thankfully one of the brothers acted quickly.

According to WLKY:

“The brothers got some tools out, a flashlight, a drill. They’re gonna fix the door. Barry goes to open the cellar door and he looks down and sees feet,” [Indiana State Police Sgt. Philip Hensley] said.

He says [Jacob Grimes, 23], armed with a knife began attacking Barry Frost, punching him repeatedly. Grimes was on top of Barry when Terah shot him in the back three times with a handgun. Hensley says under Indiana law the men acted within their rights.

“He’s already attacked one homeowner. What’s to say he’s not going to take the knife and attempt to kill all three residents?” he said, adding the situation was “a tragedy.”

Grimes died of his injuries.

This is the 43rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Indiana and the 1,354th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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