I know the first question a lot of readers will ask is whether the home intruder died. No, the guy survived, but not because the homeowner missed. He actually shot him in the head (or on the head), but the bullet only grazed him. The intruder took off running, and the police caught up with him and arrested him.
A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head.
The suspect, Cory Landon, sustained a graze wound to the forehead and was picked up by police while walking down the road in a rural area just north of Wichita.
The minister was home with his wife and three children, one of them only six months old, when he heard his home alarm going off and found Landon trying to enter the residence through a window.
The minister, who has not been named, grabbed his gun and fired, hitting Landon.
A neighbor offered the minister praise.
“Contact the NRA because that’s an armed citizen taking care of business,” Dave Duncan, who lives two houses down from the minister, told the AP.
According to KSN, Landon had been camping in the area before attempting to break into the home.
I think the father did what he needed to do to protect his family. The threat posed by the intruder was neutralized. He got the message that this homeowner’s got a gun, and that he’s not afraid to use it.
The crook should be thankful to God that he survived a gunshot wound to the head, and he should approach the homeowner should the opportunity ever arise and apologize to him profusely and beg for forgiveness and vow to him and before God never to do such a thing again to anyone. He should thank the man for shooting him, because that’s what served as the wakeup call that turned his life around.
I’d only hope that that’s the reaction this criminal would have. And since homeowner’s a minister, I’d think that’s what he’d want to hear as well. Because the next time this criminal tries to break into someone else’s home, things may not end so well for him.