[Video] Arizona Homeowner Shoots One of Three Armed Home Invaders With a Shotgun

March 20 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: azfamily.com Archive: WebCite.org

A homeowner in Apache Junction, AZ was forced to make a quick decision when he decided to fire a shotgun blast through a door to his home.

The homeowner wasn’t shooting blind though, when he heard a commotion at his backdoor, he checked a security camera that offered a view of the outside of the door.

What the homeowner saw was three armed men, wearing hoodies, trying to kick in his door. That’s when the homeowner opened fire through the door with a shotgun.

After the homeowner opened fire, the suspects did the same, firing several shots into the home.

Another resident of the home reported seeing a laser pointer shining in through a window.

One of the suspects was found by police nearby suffering from a gunshot wound the legs as a result of the homeowner’s actions.

The suspect, when interrogated by police gave an interesting story for why the suspects were at the home. According to 3TV,

Deputies found Olmos in a neighbor’s yard. They recovered zip-ties, a hooded sweatshirt and a .45-caliber handgun, as well.

“Sal Olmos admitted to shooting the handgun into the home and being high on methamphetamines for several days,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said. “When he was arrested, he had 2 grams of crystal methamphetamines in his pocket.”

Deputies booked Olmos on a variety of charges, including attempted first-degree burglary, aggravated assault, weapons misconduct and drug possession. Babeu said there could be more charges pending the outcome of the investigation.

The other two suspects remain on the loose. Investigators have not released descriptions of those men.

The homeowner, who declined an interview with 3TV, told investigators that he does not know Olmos or his accomplices and does not owe them anything.

So far we haven’t heard anything about the suspect’s story checking out. Even if it did, it’s still illegal to recover a debt through violent home invasion.

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