I don’t think that the oldest sibling in this incident could have handled the shocking situation that confronted him much better than he did. He reacted to this early morning attack by arming himself and protecting his siblings. I don’t think it a stretch at all to think that he very likely kept this situation from becoming a another home invasion massacre.
Deputies say four siblings — ages 22, 18, 11 and 8 — were in the home just before 6 a.m. when the 22-year-old man heard the sound of someone breaking through a door, then saw a least two people in his home. The man got a handgun out of a safe and confronted the suspects. Deputies say the man and at least one intruder exchanged fire.
The man was hit by multiple rounds, as were two intruders. One suspect died at the scene as the second suspect tried unsuccessfully to pull the first to a getaway vehicle.
The second suspect was driven in a van by two other suspects to Keweah Delta Medical Center. A security camera at the hospital captured the arrival. The sheriff’s office did not provide the suspects’ gender.
The 22-year-old stopped the attackers, killing one and wounding another. More importantly, he stopped the attackers from successfully killing him and his siblings, which certainly seemed to be on the mind of the trigger-happy home invaders. Let’s hope that the injured home invader and security video that captured the license plate of the getaway vehicle are enough to quickly take the rest of this crew off the street and put them behind bars for a very long time.