Stories That Happened In OH

  • December 15, 2014 | Comments
    Ohio Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck. He has had to defend the family convenience store twice. Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun. That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it. It must have been hard to see out of. From Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the... Read More »

  • November 11, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Concealed Carrying Mom Opens Fire on Man Who Shot Her 13 Year Old Son in Public

    I'm sure we'll find out that there is more to this story in the near future. However, it seems to be a clear cut defensive gun use at its core. A mother and 13 year old son were out shopping when a man walked up to them and opened fire on her son, striking him twice in the feet. The mother then drew her concealed handgun and opened fire on the shooter and one other suspect, causing them to flee. According to... Read More »

  • October 25, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Home Invasion Suspect Apprehended by 15 Year Old Armed With a Gun

    A would be home invader in Ohio probably thought he had the worst luck in the world when he encountered not one, but two armed homeowners in two different break-ins a few hours apart. According to 14News: Brian Hiner says Michael Roberts, 26, broke into his home through a small window in the backyard. He says during the confrontation, it was so dark he couldn't see anything so he quickly called 911, and grabbed... Read More »

  • October 06, 2014 | Comments
    Good Samaritan Who Was Changing a Tire Was Shot During Robbery, but Managed to Return Fire

    An unidentified good Samaritan in Cleveland, Ohio is in critical condition after being shot in the chest during an armed robbery attempt. It all started when the man tried to help two women change a flat tire. According to a local media report: The victim, who police say was assisting two females change a tire, was shot in the upper body, after suspects drove up in another vehicle, asking the trio asking [sic] for... Read More »

  • October 03, 2014 | Comments
    Resident Shoots 2 Home Invaders, Killing 1, as Family Member Begs 911 For Help

    A mother and her 9 month old child hid in a closet, begging a 911 operator to send officers as two home invaders broke into her home. Fortunately, another person at the home was also armed and was able to open fire on the two suspects. According to, Sandra Wilson said 25-year-old Markquis Hall was shot holding a gun as he tried to climb through a window after shooting at the home 90 minutes earlier.... Read More »

  • September 23, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 of 3 Armed Robbers in Gunfight

    A Marathon gas station clerk in Canton, Ohio found himself in a gunfight with three armed robbers last night. Despite the odds being stacked against him, it was the would be robbers that ended up on the losing end of the fight. The clerk struck two of the suspects. All three suspects were able to flee the scene, but the two suspects who were shot were found nearby and taken to an area hospital, where they both died. The... Read More »

  • September 15, 2014 | Comments
    Homeowner Shoots and Kills 17 Year Old Intruder Carrying Knife and Wearing ICP Mask

    A 17 year old male was among four people who broke into a Franklin County, Ohio home wearing masks resembling the musical group Insane Clown Posse and wielding knives. Fortunately, the homeowner, a single female, was armed and defender herself. According to the Columbus Dispatch, A 17-year-old boy was burglarizing a house in Prairie Township when the homeowner shot and killed him early on Saturday, Franklin County... Read More »

  • August 31, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Concealed Carrying Ohio Woman Stops Attempted Kidnapping  Using Her Gun

    LANCASTER, OHIO - A woman in Lancaster, Ohio is certainly glad she made the decision to carry her firearm when she took her dog for a walk earlier this week. According to an interview with Dinah Burns by a WBNS-10TV. "I think if they'd gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” said Burns. "Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us'." "I said,... Read More »

  • July 08, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for July 8, 2014 – 17 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    OK folks, it's that time of the week again. Time to tackle some of the backlog of defensive gun uses we have sitting in queue. Today we have stories from many different regions in the country encompassing different venues, weapons, and types of crimes stopped. For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article, or we get backlogged due to a high number of stories, so we... Read More »

  • July 01, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Family of 16 Year Old Armed Robber Killed by Store Owner During Robbery Attempt Speaks Out

    Sixteen year old Isiah Haggins Jr. and another suspect identifed as Brandon Harris (who was just caught in the last couple of hours) entered a hip hop clothing store in Dayton, OH with plans of robbing it at gunpoint. However, what the would be robbers didn't expect was an armed store owner. The owner fired a single shot at the pair of robbers, hitting and killing Haggins. Harris fled the scene and was just recently... Read More »