On June 5th in Birmingham, Ala., a man walked into his home to find a stranger standing there in his hallway with a gun, at which point they both opened fire.
Few details are currently available about this DGU, but it looks like the victim was aware that walking to your front door is one of the three situations in which you’re most likely to be attacked. (Parking lots and gas stations are the other two). In this case, we don’t know whether there was any evidence of a break-in from outside the home. But if there had been, the best response would have been to stay out and call 9-1-1.
The victim is now in the hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries. The burglar, unfortunately, got away and hasn’t been found. The good news for those who do live in Baltimore is that statistically, the more burglars are shot, the fewer homes are burgled.
What’s your protocol on your way in the door?