[Video] US Postal Worker Shoots Daytime Home Invader
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A US postal worker who is on medical leave was forced to use a firearm to defend himself and his home from a daytime home invader in Houston, TX.
The homeowner grabbed his gun when he heard someone both ring his doorbell and knock strongly on his door around 10am. The suspect entered the home (it’s unclear if he forced his way through a locked door, or if the front door was unlocked). That’s when the homeowner fired one shot and struck the suspect once in the chest.
The victim who opened fire made statements about the incident to KHOU,
“All I know is, a person come in. I’m like, what’s going to happen, what’s going to happen? That’s when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I’m telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn’t want to stop,” said Wood.
“When he was on the ground, he was saying, ‘I want to call my girlfriend. Let me call my girlfriend.’ I kept saying, ‘Man what you doing, what you doing?” said Wood.
The suspect was treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive.
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.