This armed rapist and robber got exactly what he deserved, and it’s all thanks to an armed homeowner who was protecting his neighbor. Breitbart recounted the story:
According to WBRC 6, the 17-year-old and two other suspects allegedly broke into the home around 3 a.m. The teenager then allegedly raped the homeowner at gunpoint while the other two suspects “ransacked the home.”
The two other suspects then reportedly left, but the 17-year-old stayed behind and allegedly beat the woman about the head with his handgun.
He allegedly demanded money from her, but the homeowner said she kept all her money at her neighbor’s house, at which time the 17-year-old is said to have walked the woman to the neighbor’s house and pointed his gun at him. The neighbor responded by raising his own gun and shooting the 17-year-old in the chest, killing him.
Police took the neighbor to headquarters and questioned him, then released him. The female homeowner was treated for injuries at a local hospital.
Gene Handy lives just up the street from where the incident occurred. He said, “It’s a blessing the guy was at home where the lady could get his attention and maybe this will get our neighbors to look out and help each other.”
Both the woman’s and her neighbor’s lives were threatened by this rapist and robber. The neighbor may have only been protecting himself, because the guy had apparently shot two bullets in the air right before pointing the gun at the neighbor, but in killing him, the neighbor protected the woman victim also.
What would have happened had the neighbor not been a gun-owner? The criminal had already raped the woman. If he had gotten the money he demanded, would he have killed them both and took off? We don’t know for sure, but more than likely that’s what would have happened. Thankfully, the armed thug is dead, and two innocent victims are alive.