[Video] Armed Home Invader Breaks Down in Tears When Combat Vet Draws Gun on Him

July 24 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: foxct.com Archive: WebCite.org

Things got a little too real for a home invader in New London, CT yesterday morning.

A 15 year old suspect, armed with a gun, broke into a home occupied by two brothers just after 3am on Wednesday morning. According to Fox CT,

New London Police said in a statement they were called to 308 Crystal Ave. after residents found an armed 15-year-old in one of the bedrooms of the home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning…

…Kevin Dennis, a Navy veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he immediately grabbed his gun and ran downstairs to find his brother and the 15-year-old suspect in a tussle.

After pointing his gun at the suspect, Kevin Dennis told the suspect to drop the gun he was holding. The suspect complied. Then, according to Kevin Dennis, the suspect broke down in tears and asked him to call the police because he was peer pressured into breaking into the home.

One of the brothers suffered minor injuries from the struggle with the suspect. The suspect, who is not being identified due to his age, is facing numerous felony charges and is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility. Interestingly, the suspect was armed with a single action .44 mag.

According to police there was a second suspect who ran out of the house after the pair was discovered. He remains at large.

This is only the 4th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Connecticut and the 1,235th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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.

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