The home intruder who believed that the predawn hours would be a perfect time to break into an Atlanta area home got the biggest surprise of his life when he was confronted by the homeowner who was armed and acted to defend his family.
It would also be the last surprise of his life after the criminal later succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital where he was taken after the failed home invasion which went down at around 5:30 a.m. last Thursday.
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While most people in the area were awakening from their nighttime slumber and cooking breakfast to start off their day, the homeowner of the property which is located in unincorporated DeKalb County along Peachcrest Road in the Belvedere Park neighborhood was confronted by the would-be robber and acted quickly and decisively to end the threat by exercising his Second Amendment rights.
The homeowner caught the suspect in the act and opened fire, fatally wounding the unidentified male who was rushed to a local hospital where he would later die, investigators said.
“It was that close, it was that loud,” one neighbor, who asked not to be identified, told a local reporter, saying that she heard “two loud blasts” that, according to detectives, came from a shotgun.
“I was in the kitchen and then there were gunshots and it was really loud,” said another neighborhood resident, Melan Sydnor who was preparing breakfast. “I heard a few gunshots and then about five minutes later the police pulled up.”
“The homeowner who was not identified was questioned by police and returned home later in the morning,” according to Atlanta ABC affiliate WSBTV. He will not be charged in the shooting as he was acting to defend himself and his home.
Joann Proctor who is also an area resident said that criminals are targeting homes in the early hours of the morning, “Young guys are stalking the neighborhood at night, like 4-5 in the morning, they checking doors.”
“We didn’t hear any shots, but around here, there are guns going off all the time,” said neighbor Sandy Mize, who lives next door. “Oh yeah, it’s all the time. This is a bad neighborhood. Just a lot of crime.
“This is a really bad neighborhood, as far as everything is concerned,” she added. “There’s a lot of crime and drugs around here, so you have to really be careful.”
“I just think it’s a sad state of affairs for the country,” said one identified neighbor. “In this case, somebody having a gun was a good thing.”
The incident shows that when it comes to the violent crime wave that has taken root in Democrat-run areas since the 2020 George Floyd race riots and the political left’s subsequent war on police, the danger isn’t limited to the cities themselves and that anyone can potentially be targeted no matter where they may live.
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