Kentucky homeowner James Stewart did what he had to do to protect himself and his wife when an armed man pointed a gun at him at his front door.
Seven years before, the homeowner and his wife had been robbed at gunpoint. That’s all it took for Stewart to decide he needed something more than a 911 call to protect himself and his wife. He got a gun.
Fast-forward about seven years, and the homeowner heard a knock at his door at 5:00 in the morning about a week ago Tuesday. He could hear a woman asking for help outside. Just in case, he brought his pistol with him to the door. “I just know what happened the other time, and I didn’t want that to happen again,” he said.
When he opened the door, sure enough, a man – identified as Charles Harris – was pointing a gun straight at him. “Had his pistol out, looked like a six-inch barrel on it,” he told WLEX-TV.
How did Mr. Stewart respond?
“I had my pistol in my hand, up and four shots, and [that’s] the way that ended… He fell to the ground and never moved,” he recalled. Forty-two-year-old Harris was declared dead at the scene.
The woman who had accompanied Harris to the door got shot in the arm, but her injuries were not life-threatening. That woman – identified as 36-year-old Linda Peters – ran back to the getaway car where the driver took her to the hospital.
After the robbery attempt, the homeowner James Stewart called 911.
The driver Jamie Farthing was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.
Police are still investigating the attempted robbery and invasion. No charges will be filed against the armed homeowner.
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