Two Ohio home invasions end when victims fight back!

Lorain: Police: Would-be robber shot

    A would-be robber was killed and the intended victim was wounded six times when three masked and armed assailants invaded his G Street duplex just before midnight Tuesday in what police are calling a botched robbery. William Fiske, 20, who said he survived five gunshot wounds in his back and one in his arm, was treated at Community Health Partners and had been released by 5 a.m.

    Darren English, 19, of Lorain, fled and collapsed a few blocks from Fiske's residence. He was pronounced dead at CHP, and police said they believe the single gunshot wound to the chest came from one of his cohorts' weapons since Fiske was unarmed.

    Julian L. Smith, 19, of Lorain, and a 14-year-old local boy were found by police shortly afterward in the surrounding neighborhood and arrested. Smith has been charged with murder, police said, and the boy was also arraigned yesterday but the charges against him weren't known. ''Apparently, they got into a violent physical confrontation with Mr. Fiske,'' said police Lt. Jim Rohner, who wouldn't divulge the exact location where English's body was found or details of the others' arrests.

    Fiske told a reporter that he heard knocking on a side door shortly before midnight, and when he opened it, three tall black males wearing ski masks stormed in and pushed him back into his kitchen. ''They came into the house,'' said Fiske. ''They rushed in.'' He started struggling with them, he said, and then felt pain in his back as he heard several loud ''pops.''

    The three assailants then fled, Fiske said, and he called 911. Police quickly responded and were scouring the area when they found the mortally wounded English and arrested the two others. Police said three revolvers were recovered nearby. Fiske said he didn't know the attackers and they didn't say anything when they stormed in.

This man was incredibly lucky to have survived six gunshot wounds. Statistics show injuries are more likely to occur when attempting to fend off an attack with anything other than a firearm.

Columbus: Police: Shots Fired After Man Fights Off Intruders Inside Home

    Police said a man who might have broken into a northeast side home checked himself into a hospital early Thursday with a gunshot wound.

    According to police, a couple was inside a home on Gatewood Court with their two children when two people came into the house and started shooting. The parents of the children fought back, and police said one of the intruders was hurt, NBC 4's Elizabeth Scarborough reported. Police said a 9-month-old child was inside the home, along with a 4 ½-year-old brother. The parents, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, were in a bathroom at the time of the shooting, Scarborough reported.

    Early reports indicated that the criminals entered the house through a back door and began shooting. One of them might have been wearing a security uniform, Scarborough reported. Either the boyfriend or girlfriend returned fire, Scarborough reported. One bullet went through the wall into a next-door apartment, Scarborough reported. At least one of the intruders was hurt, but they fled the home, police said. Later, a man walked into St. Anne's Hospital's emergency room with a gunshot wound. Police were investigating whether he was involved in the break-in.

There is no higher calling for a parent than to protect their children. These parents took the proper precautions by arming themselves, and when danger called, they were able to respond.

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