Yesterday in Shreveport, Louisiana, a man returned to his home at 3:00pm and was met by two intruders who were attempting a burglary. Fortunately, the homeowner was carrying his gun at the time and was ready to be his own first responder.
The man drew his gun and shot both of the suspects, killing one and wounding the other. The deceased was a 40-year-old man who has not yet been identified. The other suspect, 47-year-old Martin Davenport, was charged with aggravated burglary and booked into Shreveport City Jail.
The homeowner was taken to the police station for questioning, but no charges have been filed, as the police are fairly confident this was a justified homicide.
This is a great illustration of the importance of situational awareness and why you shouldn’t drop your guard just because you’ve reached the threshold of your home. It’s a very good thing the homeowner in this case was armed. Two against one don’t make for a fair fight, Sam Colt made the homeowner more equal.
Here is a clip of an interview with the responding police Cpl. Marcus Hines: