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14 yr old boy shoots intruder
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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder
who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was
watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a
woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy
still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old
rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door,
grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to
a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However,
he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week
on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James
Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

My Fox Phoenix has video explaining the story:

While the woman who rang the doorbell got away, Holmes hailed the teen’s
actions, and his parents for teaching the children to never open the
door to strangers.

“The police and indeed our community does not ever want to see a
situation where a teenager of that age has to take a weapon to protect
his family … but this young man did exactly what he should have done,”
he said. “I’m not sure he gave full thought about what he had to do. He
just acted.”

He said the family, whose names were not released, is declining to speak
to reporters about the ordeal, saying that they “are all pretty
traumatized.”

“The dad was pretty much out of his mind with distress, officers
couldn’t even talk to him,” Holmes said. “It’s going to take them a
while to recover mentally.”

He said police don‘t yet know what the suspect’s intentions were and
that will be one of the first questions they ask him when he is well
enough to talk.

“This was mid-block in a neighborhood, at 4:30 in the afternoon in
summertime and children are there,” he said. “They just took a heck of a
gamble for this particular house, and we’ve got to try to figure out
why.”

Holmes added that the family is lucky that the teen acted so swiftly and effectively.

“As ugly as this is, and as much as this family is going through, we don’t have injured children on our hands,” he said.


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Pretty brave and responsible 14 yr. old I would say.
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While the woman who rang the doorbell got away, Holmes hailed the teen’s
actions, and his parents for teaching the children proper gun skills.




[daydream] If I was an editor... [/daydream]
photoshooter, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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(09-09-2012, 08:45 AM)photoshooter Wrote: While the woman who rang the doorbell got away, Holmes hailed the teen’s
actions, and his parents for teaching the children proper gun skills.


[daydream] If I was an editor... [/daydream]
What do you mean "daydream" Photo. I dont get it.

das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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They probable were watching the area for a few days and noticed no one was home except kids. They thought it was easy pickings. Glad the boy was able to retrive a gun. I make sure my kids always have one available to them when i am not home.
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(09-09-2012, 08:52 AM)das Wrote:
(09-09-2012, 08:45 AM)photoshooter Wrote: While the woman who rang the doorbell got away, Holmes hailed the teen’s
actions, and his parents for teaching the children proper gun skills.


[daydream] If I was an editor... [/daydream]
What do you mean "daydream" Photo. I dont get it.
The original article didn't mention the bolded line, he added that.
When they come for my guns; It is not my right, at that point,
but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty.
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(09-09-2012, 08:57 AM)Xavier Wrote:
(09-09-2012, 08:52 AM)das Wrote:
(09-09-2012, 08:45 AM)photoshooter Wrote: While the woman who rang the doorbell got away, Holmes hailed the teen’s
actions, and his parents for teaching the children proper gun skills.


[daydream] If I was an editor... [/daydream]
What do you mean "daydream" Photo. I dont get it.
The original article didn't mention the bolded line, he added that.
Oh I didnt notice that. Thanks.

das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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Yes, thanks Xavier.
I was daydreaming that an editor might have the b@lls to print something like that; to actually give kudos to the parents for teaching the kid how to defend himself.
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