Yikes! Every parent has had the concern of someone breaking into their home while their children were home. This nightmare became a reality for the parents of a South Carolina boy, who was only 13 years-old.
The teenager was home alone when he heard someone breaking in. Instead of calling 911 and hiding while he waited for help to arrive, which could have easily rendered him a victim….he chose to take matters into his own hands!
The 13-year-old grabbed his mother’s Glock, and fired 3 rounds at Lamar Anthwan Brown, who was standing at the back door. Brown, a 31-year-old felon, returned fire, but quickly retreated to a getaway car.
Brown died at a nearby hospital as a result of being hit by three of the teenager’s shots; the getaway driver, 28-year-old Ira Bennett, fled but has been charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after turning himself in a short time later. Bennett is also a convicted felon.
Brown’s six convictions include disorderly conduct and trespassing, assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person and third-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Maj. Eric Watson, spokesman for Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said that no charges would be filed against the teenaged boy.
Gotta love it! The boy was determined to protect himself and his home! His quick-witted response may have very well saved his life!