Homeowner’s Head Shot Halts Home Invasion


Homeowner’s Head Shot Halts Home Invasion

When a 27-year-old crook reportedly illegally entered a house in Lancaster, California and made himself at home on Sunday May 12, 2019, the homeowner ended his criminal career permanently with a single shot to the bad guy’s noggin.

The same miscreant had tried to enter other homes in the area before he made his final mistake.

Doorbell video from [a nearby] home shows the man on a front porch trying to enter.

He eventually entered a home through a first-floor window at the rear of the house and began walking around inside. The couple and their children “heard loud banging noises” which alerted them that something bad was happening.

When the trespasser walked into an upstairs bedroom, the man of the house defended his family by using his firearm with either luck or skill, firing one shot that hit the crook in the brainpan.

On Tuesday, the county coroner’s office… confirmed his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Nice shooting!

And just like that, the crook stopped invading homes.

Proving that some Californians are not gun-fearing morons, neighbors agreed with the homeowner’s action. Neighbor quotes include, “I’m gonna go get me some more protection,” and “I would do the same thing.”

Smells like progress maybe?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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