Mother Kills Home Intruder ~ VIDEO

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.

Mother Kills Home Intruder
Mother Kills Home Intruder
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-( FOX News 59 TV reports 06-07-2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, a mother fatally shot an intruder who was trying to break into her apartment on the city’s east side around 1:10 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street.

Police report the mother heard someone breaking into her apartment. The resident woman then came face to face with the armed suspect. Fortunately, she had armed herself.

Seeing the armed 19-year-old intruder, she opened fire. Investigators say he died inside the doorway of the apartment after being shot.

Neighbors say while it’s sad the suspect got killed, they don’t blame the mother for using deadly force.

“I hate to see that it happened, but that’s what happens when you go into people’s home trying to take their stuff,” said one neighbor. When she heard the gunshots she saw one possible suspect run away from the scene while another drove away.

Another said “You have to defend yourself. We have laws for that. I hate that this is happening in our community like this. It’s sad. It’s sad.” Neighbors hope criminals start to think twice before breaking into other people’s homes.

The mother and kids were not hurt and are said to be fully cooperating with police.

“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.

(This shooting marks the second time in as many days an Indianapolis parent has been forced to shoot a home intruder. On Tuesday a father shot an 18-year-old suspect during a home invasion on the city’s northeast side).


Two more cases wherein having a firearm in the home saved lives.

Interesting comment from Officer Hamer. Is he saying victims should not resist or that future crimes are eliminated? Perhaps this goofy quote is wrong or out of context.

Co-operating with responding investigators is good as to what happened. Try to avoid answering why you shot or what you were thinking at the time. Those answers tend to play into a prosecutor’s case or a civil lawyers lawsuit.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.

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OK Bill and Greg, I agree that your firearm should be ready in case of an emergency, but those of you that are leaving them loaded in your night stand must not have any young children/grandchildren in the house…………..ever. I didn’t mean a trigger lock and putting it so far out of reach it would be useless, but if you are a responsible firearm owner, you won’t leave it laying around loaded. You can tell your kids a bazillion times to never touch your gun, but they will do it. Accidents happen and I think an accidental shooting of children… Read more »




“Neighbors say while it’s sad the suspect got killed, they don’t blame the mother for using deadly force”
>>>Sad? They should be happy about it !” One less low-life in town.


Tio, I have been told by many police officers that if someone breaks into your home, that takes a lot of force and therefore, that is a threat on your life and have the right to defend yourself with any means including with a firearm. I have a loaded .44 magnum in my nightstand and I am not afraid to use it if someone breaks into my home. That will ventilate them real good. I am by no means a violent person but I will protect what is mine. You done good Tio. If more people was armed and defended… Read more »


“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.”

I’m afraid that Officer Hamer has a warped opinion on this. The article stated that this was an ARMED intruder who was killed. This was no simple “burglary”. This thug and his buddies were there for more than just a flat screen and some jewelry.

Thank God that this woman was prepared!


Even if you are not employed, there are better ways to get what you need than going out with a weapon to threaten someone else. It is the decisions we make that determine what our future will be. I think every household should have a firearm, stored and locked properly but ready in case of an emergency. When you choose to break-into someones home, you had better be ready to die. You must ask yourself, “is it worth it?” You can choose to keep walking or choose to die. Period! This guy got what he deserved and his 2 friends… Read more »


What good is a firearm if it’s locked? “Oh, just wait a second, Mr. Intruder, while I fumble with my trigger lock. Damn thing always sticks.” Trigger locks, or locking guns in strong boxes, defeats the purpose of having a gun. If you are incapable of successfully teaching your children that the gun is a “never touch” item, keep a baseball bat by your bed instead.


Great summation! A locked gun is useless in an emergency, period.


Some here may want to “roast” me for bringing this up.. but I’m no bleeding heart liberal. SUre, this punk made some stupid choices… and got to eat the fruit of those bad choices. He got his fill, too. But I remember back when I was a kid, we did things like paint houses, build fences, mow lawns, haul junk, construction cleanup, woodcutting, landscape work…. in today’s sick world a kid can’t do those things any more. Most fall under “contractor” status now, and to be a “contractor” one has to have a suitable physical location for an “office” (the… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Tio, maybe they could practice their welfare paper work!

American Patriot

I think Tionico is looking for an excuse that doesn’t exist for this criminal. There is a BOLD RED Line in breaking into an occupied house…Called home Invasion! He got what he deserved Period end of story!

Chico Suave

If you want to make money you can in this world as a young a young person . You can run errands if there is a store close by . You can help lift things for people . You can cut the grass. Or take leaves at certain times of year .walk dogs .sweep driveways or the stairs . Shovel snow . There’s a lot you can do if you have a clean and trustworthy appearance.
And you show some respect for others .


What we lost is the civility and morality. Back in 1978, while in Nice I was hungry and homeless but instead of robbing someone I went to restaurant and begged, yes begged, for food using sign language because at that time, I did not speak French. But I guess I was “Old Fashioned”.


If democrats had their way this woman would have been disarmed and helpless against an armed intruder who doesn’t follow gun laws. While I don’t specifically promote any outcome, the proper procedure is to fire until the threat is over. I would point out dead criminals don’t sue.


Yep hold center mass, fires as long as you have ammo.


While I would never want to stifle free speech I would suggest that, as a group, (gun owners) we need to tone down the “rabid dog got what he deserved”, “always kill them it’s better” vocalizing. It serves no positive purpose but does give the other side fodder to use that all we’re interested in is killing someone who violates our home, business etc. If you’ve ever taken a concealed carry course the one thing your instructor should have made very clear to you is that if you must shoot someone, to stop an attack, your intent is NOT to… Read more »

Darren P.

Even my law professor in collage said it was better to have a dead criminal than a wounded one BECAUSE of frivolous laws suits brought on buy now DISABLED criminals in which the victim loses everything through the courts because of SELF DEFENSE. Tone down……..hell, scream it from the mountain tops.


I don’t care what the liberal dem bloodsuckers think
Thy cAn leave our weapons alone or prepare for civil war


Chalk this up to a catastrophic failure of the victim selection process.


This is how ALL break ins should end ! Dead perps are always a plus…..

gerald brennan

“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.
He sounds sad and apologetic.


Yeah, it would have been a whole lot MORE disheartening if the woman, or her children, were harmed. While I do not share the opinion of many on this thread that this was a “happy outcome”, it was just. If you threaten someone, you have created the very circumstances which lead to your own demise, regardless of the events, i.e. drug addiction, that led you there. Of course, the leftist solution is to legalize drugs and ban firearms. Not too sure how that would solve the situation that occurred here BUT I am NOT a liberal.


It’s disheartening that all three of these thugs were not shot and killed, but it would have been more disheartening if the woman and kids had been raped and beaten to death. People like this Hamer forget about Amand Blackburn:


Why is it sad that an armed thug gets killed? His type are like rabid dogs and deserve what they get. For me, this is a story with a happy ending.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

The young lad picked the wrong profession to get into. As it has been said – “There is no cure for stupid, there isn’t an operation you can get or a pill that you can take.” As for the Mom, she did what was necessary to protect herself, her family, and her home. Good on her for it.