A Florida man in his 70s fatally shot a home intruder who busted through the glass front door and began attacking his wife on Tuesday, investigators said. Deputies arrived at the Panama City home around 6:05 a.m. and found 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards laying on the floor dead and a handgun on the counter, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said. “The husband stated he felt he could not physically stop the intruder, so he went upstairs to get his firearm,” the sheriff’s office said. “He shot the firearm multiple times, ending the threat.” The husband, whom deputies did not name, said he was standing outside when Edwards walked up to his driveway and approached him in a threatening manner. Witnesses told deputies that Edwards was “acting erratically,” screaming and swearing. He went into his home through the garage to get away from Edwards, according to deputies, but Edwards followed and pounded on the door to the house. He shattered the large glass panel in the front door and entered the house. Edwards then knocked the man’s wife to the floor, got on top of her and was beating her, the husband told deputies. The husband said he shot Edwards, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s wife was treated at a local hospital for her injuries. Edwards, who was from Georgia, was staying nearby in a short-term rental residence.
Just another story showing the importance of owning a firearm for personal protection. This poor man was no match for the younger thug beating his wife. And, if he had called 911, the cops wouldn’t have made it in time. So, he did what he had to do, and earned the praise of the local sheriff, as well he should.
Two armed robbers were caught in a doorbell video attempting to invade a home while wearing coronavirus medical masks and gloves – in an incident that left one of them dead and the other under arrest. The Illinois homeowner gunned down one of the suspects and chased the other out of his house in Arlington Heights, a Chicago suburb under a coronavirus lockdown. Police made the video available Thursday to the Arlington Daily Herald; the incident happened Saturday. Police said the video showed Bradley Finnan, 39, of Chatanooga, Tenn., and Larry Brodacz, 58, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., forcing their way into the home. The homeowner is captured chasing Finnan out of the house and pummeling him. Finnan then can be seen running off. Back inside the house, police said the homeowner fatally shot Brodacz during a struggle. “Fearing for his life and the lives of his wife and children, the homeowner discharged a round from the family handgun, striking Mr. Brodacz in the abdomen,” police said, WGN-TV reported. The homeowner later told investigators he opened the door to the two strangers, expecting landscapers. Finnan told investigators after his arrest that Brodacz claimed he saw $200,000 cash in boxes in the home 20 years ago and believed the money was still there, the paper reported. Finnan also said he knew Brodacz from a car dealership where they both worked. Prosecutors charged him with felony murder, participating in a crime that leads to another’s death.
We love stories like this.. where law-abiding gun owners refuse to be victimized by thugs and criminals. Bad guys invading the home of a man and his family learned fast they made a bad decision. One was shot dead, and the other caught and will spend a very long time in prison. Kudos to this homeowner! We salute you! To see the video, click on the text above.
On Monday, a Sunrise, Florida, homeowner used a shotgun to open fire on three home invasion suspects, killing one and causing the remaining two to flee the scene. According to ABC News, homeowner Warren Darlow called 911 to report that three males had pulled into his driveway and were walking toward his home. He did not know them and worried that their intention was to rob the residence. Darlow talked to the police dispatcher, saying, “I got three black males at my house. Two jumped out. They’re getting ready to jump the fence.” He continued talking to the dispatcher until the three suspects allegedly shattered a glass door on the back the home, at which point, Darlow whispered, “Help. They’re in my house right now.” The next sound on the dispatch audio is of Darlow firing three blasts from a shotgun: Darlow missed all three suspects with the first shot, but he struck 21-year-old Albert Jones with the second. He said he saw Jones “reach toward something,” so he fired again. When the 911 dispatcher asked Darlow to clarify what was happening, he said, “I killed one, I think.” The other two suspects, 23-year-old Jose Coleman and 26-year-old Curtis Jefferies, fled the scene but were later apprehended by police.
As a follow up to this story.. No charges were filed against the homeowner. The two thugs who got away were later arrested by police and THEY will be charged with murder per Florida state law. How great is that?!? Talk about karma!! Another example of why it is SO important to arm yourself. These worthless pieces of garbage would have killed this homeowner who was simply home paying video games when he saw them pull into his driveway. But, he did the right thing by dialing 911 and then exercising his Second Amendment rights by standing his ground in his home. Outstanding!