Dayton woman protects own life during violent home invasion

WDTN (NBC Dayton) is reporting that a woman was able to use a gun to protect herself from a violent attacker.

From the article:

The Montgomery County Coroner identified the man who kicked down the woman’s door before she shot him as 53-year-old Darron Orr.

Police said Orr was suspected of “serious crimes” against the same woman Monday night. Though they wouldn’t elaborate on those crimes, neighbors told 2 News the two individuals had a turbulent relationship and Orr frequently acted aggressively.

The article quotes from a neighbor and witness to the attack, who said, “(We could hear) him banging on the door, her not answering, revving his car up all loud in the middle of the night. That’s not normal.”

The witness went on to say he has known the intended victim for close to 20 years and he never knew she owned a firearm.

“I’m super happy about it,” Berry said. “Like I said, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to my neighbor, so absolutely. I hate that it happened to him, but I’d rather it happen like that than him break in and actually kill her.”

Some gun shops agree that being prepared and carrying a firearm can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Gunsport Firearms in Centerville said self-defense weapons are among its most-common sales.

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 is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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