[Video] Son Saves His 83 Year Old Mother From Armed Home Invader Using a Gun

March 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: local8now.com Archive: WebCite.org

A carry permit holder was in just the right place at just the right time to save his elderly mother from a home invader armed with a knife and a shovel.

According to WVLT, Kenny Guffey was on the phone with his elderly mother when an armed home invasion took place. Fortunately, Kenny was armed and in the right place at the right time to save his mother from peril,

Luckily, Guffey was only two minutes away from her Balsam Road home. When he got there, he went inside with his gun drawn.

“I went through the door and he was standing over her with the shovel, I didn’t see the knife, it was dark in there,” said Guffey.

Guffey said the intruder used the shovel to knock his gun out of his hand. He said he then tackled the man and got his gun back while his mother called 911.

“I sat on top of him and held him down and was able to grab my gun and put it to his head and told him not to move. And I looked down saw the knife,” said Guffey.

Police arrived and arrested the suspect, identified as Colin Patrick Lynch, age 29. He faces numerous charges including especially aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated assault.

Unfortunately, Kenny’s mother suffered a heart attack as a result of the stressful events, but she is said to be recovering in an area hospital.

This is an example of the most common type of defensive gun use – one in which no shots were fired and no one was injured. Due to the fact that no shots were fired and no one died, this incident will likely not be included in most defensive gun statistics. Many times, these stats only look at justifiable homicides.

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