Man’s best friend makes the best burglar alarm. A northwest Chicago resident’s dog woke him up after 1 a.m yesterday. The barking, followed by a noise from the man’s basement spurred Mr. Homeowner to access his personal safety rescue tool. Good thing too, because the resident and his dog met a 27-year-old burglar who didn’t seem too intimidated by staring down the muzzle of a gun.
Pro-tip: A gun isn’t a magical talisman. Oftentimes bad guys have had guns pointed at them before. In this case, however, the intruder tried to approach the good guy who promptly fired a shot, hitting the burglar and leaving him in serious condition.
In a near miracle, given the fact that over half of the highest priority calls to 911 in Chicago don’t have officers available to respond, the cops showed up quickly after the bad actor started leaking.
Homeowner Shoots Alleged Intruder During Northwest Side Home Invasion, Police Say https://t.co/wtlyVsSyh3
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) March 5, 2023
NBC 5 has the story . . .
A suspect in custody after he was apparently shot during a home invasion on Chicago’s Northwest Side Sunday morning.
According to Chicago police, the incident occurred in the 3600 block of North Newcastle in the Dunning neighborhood at approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday.
The homeowner told officers that he was woken up by his dog’s barking at the time, and then heard a loud noise in his basement.
He pulled out a weapon and went downstairs to check, and said the suspect continued to walk towards him after confronting him inside the residence.
The homeowner then fired his weapon, striking the 27-year-old man.
One man who lives next door to the home that was burglarized said he was shocked to learn what took place.
“I am shocked, I am flabbergasted at what is happening here,” said Felix Echevarria.
We’ll have to see if an early morning home invasion is a serious enough offense for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to actually pursue charges in this case. In the mean time, it’s yet another successful defensive gun use in which a homeowner stopped a threat.