Pastor Saves Wife, Daughters by Shooting Suspected Home Invader in Head

Pastor, father of 3, shoots man breaking into his home, police say

A Baptist pastor in Cherokee County, Georgia, grabbed a gun and protected his wife and three daughters from an alleged home invader by shooting the suspect in the head.

The suspect survived and was rushed to the hospital.

According to CBS 47, pastor Keith Beck heard glass breaking, armed himself, and discovered 19-year-old Donavan Simmons allegedly breaking into the home. Beck shot Simmons in the head.

Simmons will face charges over the incident, pastor Beck faces none.

Neighbor Bill Kennedy said, “Come to the door and she was screaming, ‘Invader in the house!’ and her two kids were still in there asleep.” Kennedy added, “I think he did the right thing, protect his family.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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