Never bring a knife, or in this case a pick-axe, to a gunfight. A would-be home invader made the mistake of doing just that and paid for it with his life earlier this week.
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The incident took place at a home which also doubles as the office for a boating store called Elite Marine in Foley, Alabama. The 77-year-old homeowner and business operator told police he was asleep when he was suddenly awakened by a loud crash. He then saw a pick-axe coming through his bedroom door.
At that point, the suspect — who was wearing a black bandanna to cover his face — entered the bedroom and started charging toward the homeowner. Fortunately, the homeowner managed to grab a gun and shoot 20-year-old Sedrick D. Jemison, killing him.
Jamison was reportedly able to get through three different doors with the pick-axe before the homeowner took him down.
The case will be forwarded to a grand jury for review, but the homeowner likely won’t be charged, since it appears he acted in self defense.
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Meanwhile, after reviewing the evidence at the scene, police are looking for a second suspect believed to be involved in the attempted home invasion. No description of this person has yet been released to the public.