Suspect Who Was Shot by Homeowner Protecting His Mother Left Trail of Blood, but is Still at Large

August 1 2014
by GSL Staff
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TWIN FALLS, IDAHO – One of two suspected burglars left a trail of blood as he fled a home after he was shot by the homeowner, who was acting to protect his mother.

According to local media outlet KMVT,

The victim told police he grabbed the gun when he heard noises from his living room. When he opened his bedroom door he said he saw a suspect standing next to his mother’s bedroom door.

He discharged his gun striking one of the suspects in the lower part of his body. The suspects fled on foot leaving a trail of blood southbound on Grandview Drive North. Officers followed the trail until it ended.

The firearm used by the homeowner was described as a 9mm handgun by KMVT.

Neither the male homeowner or his mother were harmed during the incident.

Local medical facilities have been put on alert and police hope that public assistance will lead to the capture of the suspects.

This is only the 5th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Idaho, but it is the 1,243rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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