A homeowner victim in Florida exercised his Second Amendment rights when he shot and killed two intruders with a third being wounded.
Homeowner Gets Suprise Visitors
The homeowner recants that he was playing video games a little after midnight when he heard the glass of his laundry room door break, a sheriff’s report says. Tampa Bay Times reports, he then witnessed an arm come through the broken glass to unlock the door. A masked armed man then proceeded to walk towards the homeowner and point a gun at him.
Luckily, the victims’ Glock 9mm pistol was just feet away from him. Knowing he was facing imminent danger, he then fired several times at the intruder. The report says the intruder then fell down and then a second masked intruder entering the house. The homeowner then says he shot him also and this intruder also collapsed.
Gun Saves Victim and Kills Two Intruders
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said that both masked men had their weapons aimed at the victim when they were shot. Luis Casado, 21, and Khyle Durham, 21, were shot as they came down a tight hallway toward the homeowner, the sheriff said.
“The victim, in this case, was exercising his Second Amendment right to protect himself in his home,” Nocco said.
In a great turn of events, the victim now faced having a third intruder came at him and started firing again. However, his Glock got jammed and the intruder ran away as the homeowner went to get another gun. He grabbed a Kriss Vector 10mm semi-automatic rifle but never fired it.
Third Intruder Stopped and Arrested
The homeowner phoned a neighbor for help and told him what had just happened. Despite the gun getting jammed, a bullet still hit Jeremiah Trammel, 19, and he didn’t get far before a neighbor grabbed him. He was then held until the police arrived.
Trammel subsequently was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound. He was charged with home invasion robbery, according to Fox 35 Orlando. He was also charged with second-degree murder for the other two intruders’ deaths because he committed a felony, which resulted in two people dying.
Sherriff Noco said the two men who were shot were “extremely violent” criminals. He also said the intruder who survived had previous arrest records for battery and other severe crimes.
The sheriff said that the homeowner’s theory of why he believes he was targeted involves his gun collection, which is displayed on social media.
The investigation also showed that the homeowner had some relationship with Trammel, Casado, and Durham, which somehow involved “some type of known entity,” Nocco said.
Second Amendment Saves the Day
If the homeowner did not have firearms, there is a strong likelihood that he would have been murdered. This incident shows just how vital the Second Amendment is for self-protection.