Posted February 7, 2016 2:24 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

An Oklahoma City home owner is both lucky to be alive and avoiding charges after he shot a fleeing burglary suspect in the back.

Police say an overnight home invasion led to a homeowner defending his family by shooting the burglar.

It is quiet Friday on E. Wilshire Boulevard near Sooner Road. Jacquelyn Lawrence told FOX 25 she has lived in the area her whole life.

“It’s a rather quiet neighborhood. We never really have any excitement or anything like that,” Lawrence said.

She was shocked to hear that someone had broken into her neighbor’s home down the street. The Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Ashley Peters said the break-in happened around 3 a.m. Feb. 5. The family reported hearing loud banging on the door, like someone was trying to kick it in.

“At that time, he (the homeowner) retrieved his firearm that he had, which was a shotgun, and then made contact with the suspect that had entered the home,” Peters said.

Police say the suspect was Vernon Wyatt.

“There was a struggle that ensued and the suspect attempted to try and take the shotgun away from the victim,” Peters said.

Eventually the homeowner got full control of the gun and Wyatt began …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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