Friday, February 24, 2017

Six-Time Felon Killed By 13-Year-Old During Home Invasion Shootout

This is from Jan. 15 but I can't see where we picked it up at that time

Two convicted felons breaking into a South Carolina home were surprised to find themselves facing a 13-year-old with a gun.

The 13-year-old boy opened fire on two burglars attempting to break into his Charleston, South Carolina home. The boy saw someone trying to get in through the back door and fired through the door. The burglars reportedly fired back.

At 1:30 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was home alone when he heard a commotion at the back of his house. The boy retrieved his mother’s gun and went to investigate. The mother said to the Post and Courier, that she bought the gun for protection but never taught her son how to use it.

As the suspects tried to make their way into the house, the boy opened fire, but the suspects reacted by returning fire before fleeing from the scene. The boy chased the suspects out of the home and continued to fire as they fled in their vehicle. The boy, who was uninjured, then called his mother, who instructed him to call the police.

A short time later, one of the suspects, who was later identified as Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, was dropped off outside the emergency room of a nearby hospital. Brown, who was shot three times, died at the medical facility. The getaway driver, Ira Bennett, 28, later turned himself in to authorities saying he was just helping a friend. He was charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

The two burglars both have an extensive criminal history.


Dean Weingarten said...

It happened on November 9, 2015, in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Glad you caught it, John.

Anonymous said...

I am all for gun rights and the 2nd amendment. But I do feel those of us who have guns need to make sure that those in our families who may use them (as in this story) should be taught proper use. I'm glad the boy was not hurt, but when this piece said the mother had not taught the boy how to safely use the gun, yet she kept it accessible to him. That is wrong. She and her son should take defensive handgun courses so that they both know how to use them.

Anonymous said...

While I was in Germany, My dad remarried to a woman with seven kids at home. Luckily they never found my guns sadly my wheat penny collection was not so lucky it must have bought a lot of bubble gum.

Anonymous said...

You have to face it, guns are more a guy thing than a woman thing until recently as the gun culture grows. If not for the 400,000 divorce rate per year in this country maybe a father would have been in the home to give that son the proper instruction with fire arms. Most of the problems in this country are deep rooted in many of our social ills.