Man Uses Shotgun to Defend Himself Against Home Invaders in PA

A 19-year-old Pittsburgh resident used a shotgun to defend himself against a pair of home invaders yesterday.

A Pennsylvania apartment resident used a shotgun to defend himself against two home invaders.
A Pennsylvania apartment resident used a shotgun to defend himself against two home invaders.

A 19-year-old Pittsburgh resident used a shotgun to defend himself against a pair of home invaders yesterday.

According to TribLIVE.com (via GunsSaveLives.net), the unidentified resident was home with his girlfriend in Carrick when two men shot at the door of his first-floor apartment and pushed their way inside. They then forced the man and his girlfriend into a bedroom and asked for “his stuff,” said Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

The tenant managed to get hold of a shotgun he keeps in his apartment, and opened fire on the two suspects.

Three shots were fired and both men were hit.

Police found Christopher A. Thomas, 27, of Marshall-Shadeland, in front of the apartment building with an abdominal bullet wound, TribLIVE said. He is currently being treated for his injuries at an area hospital and is in critical condition. He has been charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license.

The body of David Calhoun, 31, of Carrick, was found inside the apartment.

As TribLIVE reports, police interviewed the tenant and his girlfriend at police headquarters. The tenant is expected to be charged in the shooting.

“He was within his rights to have a shotgun in his residence,” Toler said.

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