Akron: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault

WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting that a man was forced to use his gun to stop a teen-aged attacker who invaded his home.

From the article:

Officers responded to a call about a home invasion shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Johnston Street.

A 16-year-old boy was found inside home with a gunshot wound. The 74-year-old homeowner told police that the teen forced his way into the home, and at one point, the homeowner confronted the teen and shot him multiple times.

"He headed to the basement and I pumped two into him there," said James Lowgher. "He went down the steps that way and I got him a third time I hope."

Lowgher said he fell asleep watching TV when he heard someone break in through his front door.

Under Ohio's Castle Doctrine law, if someone unlawfully enters or attempts to enter an occupied home or temporary habitation, or occupied car, citizens have an initial presumption that they may act in self defense, and will not be second-guessed by the State.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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