Imagine being handicapped. You’re in your home, laying in bed, and around 5:45am, you awake to the sound of people claiming to be police officers ramming your front door down.
That’s exactly what happened to Savannah, GA resident Lam Blake this week at his home on Savannah’s Southside. From his bedroom, he could see two men on his security camera he has trained on his front door.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating the incident, but Blake knew what he had to do to protect himself.
“I immediately grabbed my 9MM Smith and Wesson M&P, loaded it up, and waited for them to come all the way in,” he said.
Staying in his bedroom, he hid behind a wall and readied his gun.
“When I saw them coming in, like I said, I was waiting for them to come, and I had something for them, and they cowardly ran off and fired shots in to my house.”
The armed intruders shot at Blake and he returned fire. Bullet holes may have riddled his home, but no one was hurt in the incident.
“My gun saved my life, yes it did,” Blake said.
Police continue to look for the armed intruders and say crimes like these are very serious. If caught, the suspects may not only face attempted armed robbery charges, but could face a felony count of impersonating a police officer.
Blake is adamant that his gun saved his life, and wants to tell all law-abiding citizens they too should consider carrying one for personal protection.
“This gun saved my life. Without this gun, I might not be here right now,” said Blake. “There are citizens out here who are legally carrying firearms and criminals be aware.”
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police describe the suspects as black males, one wearing a yellow jacket and driving a dark-colored Chevrolet Silverado. Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020, or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.