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Not exactly OC, but a good article

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Child shoots intruder during home break-in

By David Spunt - email

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A ten-year-old boy left home alone with his sister used his mother's gun to shoot an intruder in the face, police said.

Late Tuesday, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies received a call to a Port Allen apartment complex after several shots rang out from inside one of the apartments. "You are out here trying to work and for someone to come and do that and invade your home is very hard," the children's mother said. She asked to not be identified.

Deputies say Dean Favron and Roderick Porter knocked several times on the apartment door. The two young children, a ten-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl, stood on the other side, terrified. "He told his sister to be quiet and seconds later, they started kicking on the door and finally kicked the door in," said Sheriff Mike Cazes. The two children ran to their mother's bedroom closet.

In a panic, the ten-year-old grabbed his mother's gun for protection. "He did what I told him to do. I never told him to get the gun, but thank God he did," she said. Once the two suspects opened the door, threatening the kids, deputies say the boy fired a bullet into the lip of Roderick Porter. The two men were taken to the hospital, where they were later arrested. "It's just hard. I don't understand why they would do that. I know they have little brothers and sisters and they wouldn't want anyone to break into their house," said the mother.

Each man is held on $150,000 bond. A third suspect, a juvenile, was taken to a local detention center. One of the suspects, Dean Favron, just finished serving almost seven years in prison for aggravated assault on a Baton Rouge police officer and two carjacking charges. He was released on June 6th.

Both men will appear before a judge next month.
 

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Wow!

Good for that ten-year-old!

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I wonder what kind of gun it was? Theyalmost nevergive that information...

I gotta think it was a revolver.
 

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HankT wrote:
Wow!

Good for that ten-year-old!

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I wonder what kind of gun it was? Theyalmost nevergive that information...

I gotta think it was a revolver.
That is unless its an "assault weapon!" :quirky

The fact that the type of gun wasn't reported suggests it was a mundane pistol of some sort.

Good on the kid. That's one event that will shape his life for the better. He will get to look back on that and recognize he probably saved his 8 year old sister from being raped or worse, and possibly himself.

The trauma to that family will be a hell of a lot less with this incident than the alternative that could have been.

I hope the mother gave some education on her firearm to those kids. She seems to have instructed them to run to her room, but not get the gun if something happened. He knew where it was however, so SOMETHING must have been said between the mother and the boy.

Education is key...especially to children.
 
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