A father in Baton Rouge, Louisiana shot and killed an intruder during an attempted home invasion late Saturday night, according to a report by WAFB 9.
When he heard someone at the front door, he armed himself before answering it, as he was not expecting any visitors and it was very late into the night. When he opened the door, the armed intruder tried to force his way inside.
The two exchanged gunfire, but only the intruder was shot. He attempted to escape, but collapsed a short distance from the home. When police arrived he was pronounced dead at the scene. His gun was also found near him.
None of the occupants of the home, which included the man’s two-year-old child, were injured during the incident.
No charges are expected to be filed against the father, who acted in self-defense. Louisiana law allows the use of force to prevent a forcible offense against a person or their property.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 17.
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