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#1 KingCracker

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:56

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell Friday afternoon, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said.

The teen didn't open the door because he didn't recognize the woman.

Soon after, the teen heard a loud bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent's bedroom.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition and underwent surgery. The man was upgraded to critical condition and is expected to survive and be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, Holmes said.

 

"The police and indeed our community does not ever want to see a situation where a teenager of that age has to take a weapon to protect his family … but this young man did exactly what he should have done," he said. "I'm not sure he gave full thought about what he had to do. He just acted."

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#2 Shiranui

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:10

If the Phoenix boy had been the one shot, and killed, he would have risen from his ashes later on.



#3 Dinggus

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:39

Wasn't this already posted?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:47

Good for the boy. He did the right thing. Too bad his aim was off.



#5 OP KingCracker

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:14

I'm just glad he did the right thing. When someone breaks in your house you take no chances. He acted in the proper way. The intruder had a weapon, you don't ask him how his day is going you shoot him and end the threat. 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:12

Good for him!

#7 FlintyV

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:14

This is news? It's from June...



#8 Xerino

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:20

Good for the boy. He did the right thing. Too bad his aim was off.

 

Actually his aim was perfect, now the guy gets to explain to all of his prison buddies how he got show by a kid :)



#9 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:27

Huge props to this kid for potentially saving his and his sibling's lives.  And props to his parents who clearly taught the kid well.  We need more of this.



#10 DocM

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 18:36

Excellent situational awareness and tactical procedures by this kid (Y) (Y)

#11 Lord Method Man

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 18:38

Really great story.





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