In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children by successfully disarming of one of the invaders. That’s Jabari Sadler, above, demonstrating how he did it. You can see the bullet hole in the door. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three-level home when the four invaders broke the door down last weekend. It appears that only one home invader had a gun. He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, cell phones, and other valuables . . .
A grandmother was hiding under a bed on the third floor with an infant, talking to 911 on a cell phone. As the invader with the gun started to pull down the wife’s clothing, the father and husband decided to act.
Jarabi Sadler said he was waiting for the right moment to attack the intruders. “While they were doing all that shuffling, I realized he wasn’t holding the gun firmly. He wasn’t holding it strong. So I was waiting for a time when I could attack,” Jarabi Sadler said.
As Sadler and the invader struggle over the gun, it was pointed at the invaders own leg, and fired. It must be hard to hold a gun properly and keep your attention focused on hostages while you are trying to disrobe a woman.
The bullet went through the invader’s leg and the bathroom door beyond. The husband continued to control the gun hand while punching and kneeing the invader. At one point, the invader said, “Ok, I’ll go, I’ll go, just give me my gun!” He didn’t give the invader the gun, and the wounded man was able to make a temporary escape. The suspect who was shot has since been taken into custody. The police are still looking or the other three invaders.
The invader was lucky that the husband and father, Jarabi Sadler, didn’t just shoot him a few more times once he had control of the firearm. With three more invaders in the house and an ongoing struggle, he certainly would have been justified.
Sadler did a lot of things right. He kept his cool, assessed the situation, and took decisive action. It appears that the family didn’t have any weapons available at the time, other than hands and feet. Maybe that will change now.
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