WPSD, Paducah, Ky. 03/19/12, The Tribune-Courier, Marshall County, Ky. 03/20/12
78-year-old Jack Thompson and his wife were at asleep in their Brewers, Ky. home when two burglars, at least one of whom was armed, kicked their door in. Upon hearing the burglars, Thompson retrieved a handgun he keeps by the bed and confronted one of the home invaders at the bedroom door. Thompson fired at the criminal three times, striking him once. But the wounded intruder was relentless and continued after Thompson, until Thompson retrieved a shotgun and shot the burglar in the shoulder, ending the incident. The injured intruder was airlifted to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery; his accomplice fled before police arrived. During an interview with local media, Thompson made clear that he intends to keep the pistol by his bed, but doesn’t think he’ll need it, stating, “I don't think he'll want what his friend got.”
Glad to hear the Thompson's are OK.
Better than hearing the bad guys got away after killing there victims.