On March 30 a disabled veteran outside of Savannah survived an alleged home invasion and afterward credited his gun with saving his life.
The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. in “a mobile home community.”
According to WTOC, Lam Blake says he “woke up to two people breaking into his home, saying they were police.” But when he saw the two suspects on his surveillance camera “He knew they were not officers,” so he retrieved his gun and waited.
Blake said, “I immediately grabbed my 9 mil Smith and Wesson M&P, loaded it up, and waited for them to come all the way in.” When the two suspects made it into the trailer they allegedly fired at Blake first, then he fired back. Although no one was hit, the return fire caused the suspects to flee.
Bullet holes are visible in the walls of Blake’s trailer, but he takes comfort in the fact that he was armed for self-defense. He said, “My gun saved my life, yes it did.”
WTOC’s Whitney Harris posted a Facebook video of Blake discussing the incident afterward:
Officers with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the suspects, whom they describe as black males. The SCMPD said one suspect “was wearing a yellow jacket and driving a dark-colored Chevrolet Silverado.” If captured, the suspects “could face a felony for impersonating a police officer” in addition to charges for “attempted robbery.”
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