[Video] Resident of Topeka, KS Shoots Home Invader Who Broke His Nose With a Brick

December 10 2014
by GSL Staff
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A resident of Topeka, KS is nursing a broken nose after a would-be home invader struck him in the face with a brick that was thrown through a window.

According to local media:

Topeka police Sgt. Byron Endsley said at the scene that a man who lives at 305 S.W. Clay heard a noise at his residence and went downstairs to investigate. A news release from Lt. Dean McWilliams said the homeowners called police to report someone trying to break into their house.

Endsley said as the homeowner neared a door at the residence, someone from outside the house threw a brick through a window, striking the man in the face.

The person outside the house then tried to reach inside the broken window and open the door, Endsley said. At that point, the man inside the house confronted the man outside, firing several shots from a gun and striking the would-be intruder several times.

The suspect collapsed in a nearby yard. He was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were described as being life-threatening.

The victim also received treatment at an area hospital for a broken nose and was being held for observation, possibly due to a concussion.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. 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 14th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Kansas and the 1,362nd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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