Father Shoots, Kills Alleged Home Intruder to Protect Family

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A father in Lancaster, California, fired one shot to protect his children and killed an alleged home intrusion suspect.

KABC reports the incident occurred around 6:45 am Sunday morning, after the father “heard loud banging noises.”

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department indicates the suspect “entered the residence through one of the downstairs rear windows.”  Shortly thereafter the suspect allegedly walked into a bedroom upstairs and was shot dead by the father.

KTLA reports that Sgt. Richard Biddle of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau indicated the family was huddled together in the bedroom when the suspect entered. Biddle said, “They were actually on the phone with the Sheriff’s Department reporting someone was breaking into the house.”

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

None of the family members in the home were injured.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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