An armed citizen in Winston-Salem, N.C., defended himself and his roommate when two armed robbers forced their way into his apartment on Nov. 7, 2020.
The 24-year-old man was away from his home that Saturday night when he was called by his roommate, who told him that someone was trying to break into the home. After the call, the man rushed back home and went inside where he found two intruders. In a confrontation with the intruders inside the home, the two robbers pulled out weapons on the man.
In response, the man produced his own handgun and shot one of the robbers. Both robbers fled the home after the shot, with the wounded robber collapsing in the parking lot from his gunshot wound to the chest.
Authorities arrived at the scene around 12:15 a.m. and found the wounded robber, who was taken to a local medical center in serious but stable condition. The other robber is still at large, and the investigation is ongoing. (wbtw.com, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 11/09/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives January 1989 When the doorbell rang at Doug Ferdig’s Aurora, Colo., home he thought it was just a salesman. But when he looked out the window, he saw a man walking around the side of the house. Ferdig armed himself with a pistol and then dialed 911. As he talked to the dispatcher he heard noises coming from upstairs.
The 41-year-old mail man rushed up and confronted the intruder as he came out of the master bedroom where his wife was sleeping. When the man did not stop, Ferdig fired, wounding the intruder—a man whose police record included several arrests for burglary and related charges. (The Denver Post, Denver, Colo.)