Homeowner Uses Unloaded Shotgun To Thwart Home Invaders – Gets Shot

SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA — Authorities seem to be pretty certain that the home invasion of a 60 year old man was no coincidence.  What’s being called a “targeted invasion” by San Leandro Police Lt. Mike Sobek, police believe the victim came out to thwart the invaders with an unloaded shotgun.  According to FOX-2, there were two to three home invaders.  The victim’s wife stayed in the bedroom.

“This was a targeted house. We don’t know why the house was targeted. We don’t believe it was a random house; that they went right to that house,” said Sobek to reporters at FOX-2.

The man is expected to survive his injuries.  There is also surveillance video that authorities plan to release to try to identify the suspects – but a whole lot of good that’ll do, right?

Shot bringing an unloaded firearm to a firefight?  Perhaps it was a judged move – if indeed it was a “targeted attack” as authorities seem to believe – and the homeowner felt it may afford some degree of mercy on the rest of his household.  But it was a stupid judged move all the same.  And while it does no good to rub the victim’s face in it, at this point, we can hope to learn a few life lessons from this little encounter.

Chief amongst those: never bring an unloaded firearm to fight armed intruders.

About James England

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently an advocate for veterans and constitutional carry in the State of New Hampshire. His daily carry is the Glock 19 Gen 4 in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0.