This one isn’t your typical defensive gun use story. As the Daily Mail puts it, “what appeared to start as a home invasion in Texas turned into a bizarre string of events that has even shocked police.”
A Houston man woke up early yesterday morning to the sound of breaking glass and found an armed man in his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
Police said the father confronted the man and wrestled to get the man’s gun away from him.
The father was able to get the man’s gun and shoot him, officials said. After the man was shot, he went downstairs and began stabbing himself, police said.
To be clear, the wounded home invader went downstairs into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed himself.
The home invader was taken to a hospital, but ultimately assumed room temperature. It isn’t clear yet whether the gunshot(s) or the self-inflicted knife wound(s) was the cause of death, but an autopsy is pending.
Yet another successful defensive gun use, one of hundreds of thousands that occur in this country every single day. If there’s a takeaway here, it’s this: don’t count on wrestling a gun away from an attacker. Have a home defense gun and be prepared to use it.