A homeowner in the Houston area of Texas faced a terrifying situation when three armed men burst into his home in broad daylight late last week.
The homeowner was home with one of his roommate’s sons when the suspects burst into the home, held the two at gunpoint and tied them up.
Fortunately, the homeowner was able to escape and get himself to his gun safe when the suspects left the room where the victims were being held.
He trained the gun on the door to the room and when the suspects came back in, he opened fire. Two of the suspects were hit by the gunshots.
Both of the suspects who were shot were quickly arrested by responding officers, but the third remains at large.
According to ABC13, the homeowner is pretty shaken up,
“I looked up once 15 minutes into it and the guy said if you look up again we’ll kill you,” the victim said.
“I had the gun and pointed it at the door and the door opened. I unloaded on them,” he said.
“A part of me wishes I killed them and a part of me wishes I could forgive them and they turn their lives around,” said as he reflected on the frightening experience.
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.