Shotgun Shows Power in Home Invasion
An alleged home invasion in the Houston area seems to show the unheralded power of the common shotgun.
It appears that someone inside the house reacted to the armed threat of three men entering the house with a shotgun.
The incident unfolded when three men backed into the driveway of a mobile home in the 1800 block of Amie Michele Lane off Sheldon Road near Wood Road sometime Monday morning, Gonzalez said. One of two residents inside the home spotted the three men exiting the car and walking toward the home.
Gonzalez said the resident told detectives that he saw at least one of the three men armed with a gun, so he hid inside the house.
The three men entered the home, although it was not immediately clear if they forced their way in or simply walked in, Gonzalez said. That’s when the second resident, hearing the commotion, exited a room armed with a shotgun and opened fire on the three men inside the house, killing them all where they stood, Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said the dead men appeared to be in their 20s.
One of the suspected burglars managed to shoot back at the armed resident during the gunfire, Gonzalez said. According to family members, he was taken to Memorial Hermann hospital where he remains in serious condition.
This should serve as a reminder of the incredible stopping power of a 12 gauge shotgun as compared to pistols. As a home defense tool, it has a legendary reputation.
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