[Video] Arizona Couple Both Grab Guns to Fight Off Home Invader

July 22 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: abc15.com Archive: WebCite.org

A suspect who broke into a Peoria, AZ home chose the wrong victims. When the suspect made noise moving around the home, Alexis Allred woke her boyfriend and grabbed her pistol.

Her boyfriend, Matt Lucking, a firefighter and rodeo competitor, grabbed the shotgun that is kept by their bed and racked the slide.

Right after the suspect heard the sound of the shotgun, he apparently fired his own gun in the guest bedroom out of fear. The suspect then ran from the home with Lucking in pursuit.

Unfortunately, the couple didn’t get a good look at the suspect, who was able to get away.

No one was hurt in the incident and the thief made away with about $14.00 in change and an irreplaceable belt buckle Lucking had won in a rodeo.

The couple is now paranoid in their own home and plans to install a security system as well as cameras to augment their firearms.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was actually shot. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, 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.

This is the 23rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Arizona and the 1,233rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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