Teen Shoots and Wounds 4am Home Invaders

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Teen Shoots and Wounds 4am Home Invaders
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Bowling Green Daily News reports 03-20-2017 The Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a request for assistance from the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office around 4:16 a.m. Sunday regarding a man who had been shot after entering a home.

According to the KSP, a preliminary investigation indicated that two adults went to the residence on Rocky Hill Road to confront a 17-year-old male.

The two men got into a confrontation with the teenager. The young victim then retrieved a shotgun and fired it at one of the men, striking him in the abdomen.

The adults left the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement, but were later located at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

The wounded man was admitted and listed in critical but stable condition. The second intruder, age 28 from Brownsville, was arrested on a charge of first-degree burglary and lodged in Hart County Jail.

The age of the first ‘adult’ intruder was not listed in any of the several reports.


It’s just after 4 in the morning and two individuals break in? With the quick arrest of the non-wounded intruder, it seems pretty clear where the continuing investigation is headed.

Had the teen not had access to a firearm, the outcome would no doubt have been a tragedy.

Youngsters in your home, if they are mature enough to handle the responsibility should know how to use your firearms in case of just such an emergency.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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I ALWAYS rejoice when I read about some “underage” “child” using a firearm to defend himself, and more so when he defends his siblings or adult family members by the quick and responisible use of a firearm. Some of these here poll a tish uns heed to be forced to read a number of these stories when they propose laws demanding ALL firearms be locked away, out of access, when the need arises, and making it a criminal offense for the adults who allow such access. Here is one more case to a growing list of them. And that makes… Read more »


When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!

This young man did exactly the right thing at the right time. He remains alive and well. These two thugs made their decision to risk their lives to commit a crime and lost the gamble. I have no empathy whatsoever towards them and neither should the intended victim.

America needs more young men and women like this.

Gregory Romeu

And so goes the path of the righteous in freedom to maintain the liberty and sovereignty of our Republic.

I pray that this young man does not dwell on this matter and move forward with his life.