The homeowner used his derringer to order the man to put down the shotgun that was being stolen. After the shotgun was put down, the homeowner picked it up and used it to hold the burglar, who then charged him. That was when the homeowner fired the shotgun.
DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
A Decatur man fired his shotgun and hit a burglar who had broken into his home Thursday afternoon. It is the latest incident of homeowners protecting themselves from criminals.
"I come into the gate. I come here and stop and he was coming out the window with a shotgun in his hand," said George McRae, who lives along Elgin Drive.