Two home invaders targeted the home of a Louisville (KY) woman who learned how to shoot a year and a half ago, and it was the last mistake one of them will ever make.
Louisville Metro Police are investigating after a man is shot and killed in east Louisville.
It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. at a home in the 3800 block of Northumberland Drive near Westport Road in the Worthington Hills area.
LMPD says two men tried to break into a home at that location when a female homeowner shot and killed one of them.
The man who died has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Gathwright. He died at 3:30 p.m. on the scene from a gunshot wound.
He was found by police just outside the house, while the other was arrested shortly thereafter.
The son of the homeowner described what happened between his mother and the attempted burglars.
“They busted the back window out, and that’s when she stepped out of the hallway and let one shot go and hit somebody, and obviously she got him,” said Bruce Haddix, whose mother shot the man.
The other suspect, 23-year-old Aaron McDuffie, has been charged with burglary and with Gathwright’s death under Kentucky’s implementation of the felony murder rule.
Haddix said that his mother is shaken up by the incident, which is entirely understandable. Taking a life is never easy, even when it is more than likely justified as it appears to be in this instance.
It’s a good thing that Haddix’s mother heeded his advice a year and a half ago, learned how to use a gun, and then purchased one. If she hadn’t, we may have been reading about another kind of felony crime instead.