Twenty-one-year-old Terrance Reid works the night shift as a welder. He came home after work around 4 in the morning and noticed some suspicious activity taking place around his house. He had seen a car drive down his street and slow down near his home. He had his gun, so he cautiously put it in his pocket as he got out of his car, just in case. Then, a man confronted him at gunpoint and ordered him not to move. That’s when Reid disobeyed the criminal’s orders, drew his own weapon and shot the guy once in the abdomen.
The suspect, identified as Antonio Hadley, fled the scene before police arrived and checked himself in at the local ER.
Reid’s house had been broken in twice before this, and it was those incidents that prompted him to get a concealed carry permit and a handgun. His neighbor has been mugged in the recent past and has said that this incident with Reid has convinced him that he also needs a gun for self-defense. He’s now in the process of obtaining his permit. ABC 13 reported:
The shooter’s family says Reid pulled the trigger to save his own life.
“It was unfortunate what happened, but he had to protect himself,” says Johnny Jackson, Reid’s grandfather.
Reid’s family says he fired his gun early Tuesday morning as he was arriving home from work after his shift as a welder at a plant in Perrysburg.
“I’m laying down on the couch and I hear a big boom!” says the shooter’s mother.
Reid’s mother is a nurse who does not want to show her face out of fear for her own safety.
She was the first one on the scene.
“My son said, ‘Mom, I just shot somebody,’” says Reid’s mother. “I said, ‘Why?’ He was all shaken up. He said, ‘He just tried to rob me.'”
“He was a little quicker on the draw and he shot the suspect,” says Lt. Joe Heffernan with the Toledo Police Department.
Heffernan says Reid has a concealed carry permit.
“We have no reason to believe that he did not fire in self-defense, so no charges have been filed as of yet,” says Heffernan.
The suspect fled before police arrived.
Police say he later checked into the emergency room. Police identify him as Antonio Hadley.
“It could’ve been … tables could’ve been turned … you know,” says Jackson.
Reid’s mother says her son bought a gun and got a permit this year after two break-ins at the family’s home on Baker.
“I have a very good kid,” says the shooter’s mother. “He doesn’t bother no one. He’s not in a gang. He’s not into none of that. He’s just trying to make an honest living.”
These people understand reality better than most liberals. You can’t stop these armed robberies by trying to legislate guns out of existence. If liberals had their way, this neighborhood would be forever plagued by crime. But residents there have decided not to wait an eternity for criminals to start abiding by gun control laws. They’ve decided to start fighting back and that their lives and the lives of their families are more important than bowing to an agenda that could cost them their lives.