In Silverton, Ohio, outside Cincinnati, an 84-year-old man chased off two intruders while his 17-year-old grandson climbed onto the roof and called 911. The elderly man returned fire after the two male invaders broke into his home and shot him in the side.
When the 911 dispatcher got on the phone with him, he was, as the WCPO commentator observes below, calm and collected.
“I think I’ve been hit,” he said, “but I’m not hurting too bad.”
When the dispatcher asked him what happened, he answered simply, “I just fired a couple shots.”
“Okay, who did you fire shots at?” she asks.
“At those two guys.”
“Did you hit them?”
“I don’t know,” he answers.
“I got a couple holes in the wall,” he adds cooly.
Both potentially injured suspects fled and are still at large. The victim is now recuperating in the hospital, and his condition has not been made public. We hope he makes a full recovery.
You can listen to part of the recorded 911 call here:
Under most other circumstances, both grandpa and grandson would be easy prey for criminals. But because grandpa was able to fight back on more equal footing with a firearm, both he and his grandson are alive to tell the story.