A 77-year-old man used a gun to defend his life against a home invasion crew in Miami, Florida yesterday, and showed that the “Greatest Generation” still has plenty of fight left in them.
One burglar was killed and another hospitalized after a 77-year-old homeowner shot at them at a home in southwest Miami-Dade Monday, officials said.
The shooting happened in the 27000 block of southwest 89th Avenue in Redland, Miami-Dade Police said.
According to police, the burglars had entered the house and shots were fired around 1 p.m.
One burglar was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The other burglar was also shot in the chest and was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was in critical condition.
The homeowner wasn’t injured.
Neighbors complained that there had been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood lately, and they have very little at least one thinks that the string of crimes may be at an end because of this senior’s marksmanship.
“I have a feeling this might be the last one because we need to catch the guy, and now somebody died and one injured? I have a feeling this is going to be the last one we have.”
The article claims that this may be a case of “stand your ground” law in action, but that is erroneous.
In-home defensive gun uses such as this one are typically covered under castle doctrine.
The homeowner cooperated with authorities, and no charges are expected.