A home invader who was attempting to impersonate a police officer has met his maker in Anderson, Indiana. A neighbor’s video surveillance system caught Jeffery Flowers, 40, playing the Big Bad Wolf as he forced open the back door to a home while shouting “POLICE.”
Seconds later, you can hear two shots ring out which terminated both the home invasion and the offender.
An Anderson woman shot and killed a man suspected of breaking into her home overnight.
911 dispatchers received a call from a female homeowner in the 1300 block of E. 8th Street around 12:47 a.m. The woman told police there was a break-in at the home, and she shot the suspected burglar.
By the time police arrived, they found the alleged suspect dead in an upstairs bedroom.
With home surveillance cameras rolling, prosecutors insist a man forced his way into the woman’s home.
“Neighbors had videos of him parking in front of the residence and looking through windows, ultimately breaking through the door and pulling a weapon out,” said Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings.
The Madison County coroner later identified the man killed as 40-year-old Jeffery Flowers.
The break-in was caught on video (it begins at about the 2:00 mark) . . .
Flowers’ attempt to force the door alerted the resident and she accessed her firearm. On the third attempt to force the door, Flowers made entry, shouting, “Police! Get back!”
Twenty-four seconds after breaking in, the homeowner shot Flowers. She later went to a neighbor’s house. When the actual police eventually arrived, they found Mr. Flowers dead right there.
As even more people choose to buy and learn to use firearms, activities like home invasion become increasingly dangerous for the perps. Mr. Flowers won’t be a recidivist. And incidents like this illustrate quite clearly that when you need a real police officer, he’s only a few minutes away.
We’re glad the homeowner escaped the attack relatively unscathed and have awarded her our defensive gun use of the day title.