A homeowner in Booneville, KY said he did what he had to in order to protect himself and his sleeping wife Tuesday morning when a group of home invaders knocked on his door and pulled a gun on him.
When James Stewart heard a knock at his door at 5 a.m., he armed himself with his pistol ‘just in case something went wrong’ before opening it to the woman outside who was asking for help. When he opened the door, his hunch was right – the woman was not alone.
Police said when Stewart opened the door, 42-year-old Charles Harris jumped out and pointed a gun right at the elderly homeowner’s head.
“I had my pistol in my hand, up and four shots. He fell to the ground and never moved,” said Stewart.
Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman who knocked on Stewart’s door was also shot in the arm. She managed to make it to their getaway car and the driver brought the woman, identified as 36-year-old Linda Peters, to a local hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.
Police said the woman who drove the getaway car, identified as Jamie Farthing, has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery in connection to this case.
The homeowner will not face any charges stemming from the incident.
Kentucky State Police are still investigating the incident.