A Harris County, Texas woman shot and killed one of two home invaders who attempted to gain entry to her apartment in broad daylight over the weekend.
KHOU reports that deputies responded to reports of a shooting just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, and when they arrived at the apartment found one of the suspects had been shot the resident inside.
Deputies said the 18-year-old and a 17-year-old male broke a resident’s patio door window. The 53-year-old disabled resident was home alone when the teens broke the window and reached inside and unlocked the door, according to investigators.
The resident fired one shot, killing the teen who was in front, deputies said.
The second suspect, Aren Lacour, as well as 18-year-old Ayanna Harrison, were detained at the scene. Deputies said Harrison was the driver of a nearby getaway vehicle.
Deputies said the getaway vehicle, a white four-door Mercedes-Benz, is linked to other burglaries in the area.
The teen who was shot has not been identified.
Thank goodness this woman had a firearm to protect herself, because I doubt she would have been able to take on two young men in a physical fight.
Police report that the intruder who was shot was armed at the time, and the getaway driver is facing additional charges for allegedly trying to hide the firearm.
Felony murder charges are pending against Lacour and Harrison. They’re possibly going to be facing that charge because, according to authorities, they committed the felony offense of burglary of a habitation which resulted in the death of another person.
Harrison is also charged with tampering with evidence because deputies said she tried to conceal the pistol the deceased suspect was carrying at the time of the burglary.
If gun control activists had their way, this woman would have been unarmed and unable to defend herself when she heard the glass in her patio door shatter and the voices of strangers breaking into her home. Even now, while many Americans are heading to gun stores to purchase firearms and ammunition, they’re denigrating the idea of armed self-defense.
REMINDER: Evidence shows more guns do NOT make us safer.
One study found that guns at home are 4x more likely to cause an unintentional shooting, 7x more likely to be used in assault or homicide, 11x more likely to be used in a suicide than they were to be used for self-defense. https://t.co/jcN5IhhECG
— Brady | United Against Gun Violence (@bradybuzz) March 14, 2020
Every gun control group out there claims to support the Second Amendment, but they all take issue with the idea that any American would want to own a firearm to protect themselves and those they love.
I will say that as more Americans are buying up guns and ammunition, perhaps for the very first time, there’s a need to ensure that they can acquire a basic knowledge of how to safely operate that firearm, and that’s going to be more difficult as coronavirus closures have already put an end to many training courses offered by local police departments. For now, I’ve not heard of any ranges closing, but we may see that in the weeks ahead. As gun owners we need to be doing everything we can to ensure that those who are joining our ranks have at least a basic knowledge of the rules of real gun safety, whether it’s through reaching out to new gun owners via social media, promoting videos that can give them that information, or simply sharing the basic rules of gun safety on our own social media feeds.