Cincinnati: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault
WCPO (ABC Cincinnati) reported recently that a man was forced to use his gun to stop an attacker who invaded his girlfriend's home.
From the article:
West Chester police said 20-year-old Andrew Tyson entered a home on Timberrail Court around 3:30 a.m. Saturday without the homeowner's permission. According to the man and woman who called 911 from inside the house, the woman was Tyson's ex-girlfriend. They said they didn't know how Tyson got into the house, telling dispatchers the ex-girlfriend was dragged out of the home by her hair and arms.
A neighbor heard the commotion and called dispatchers.
“There’s some sort of domestic dispute going on across my house. I can hear screaming, slapping — woman crying, man yelling," the neighbor said.
The neighbor called a few minutes later, explaining the situation had escalated and gunshots were fired. Moments later, the alleged shooter called 911.
“Hi. I just had to shoot a guy in self-defense in my house," the caller said. “He’s just laying there. I don’t know how bad of shape he’s in.”
“He’s still breathing — you need to get here quick," the man said.
Tyson died a short time later.
According to the West Chester police, the homeowner who was assaulted was taken to the hospital for lacerations.
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.