Posted July 10, 2015 9:08 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

The retired contractor who was the target of a home invasion in San Leandro California had bad feet and could barely walk without assistance, according to his neighbor. That didn’t keep him from wielding a shotgun to defend his home and spouse against at least two and as many as four armed home invaders.

It’s too bad that he didn’t remember to load it first.

Police said around 12:45 a.m., a woman who lived inside the home on Lakeview Drive called 911 to report the home invasion.

Within two minutes, police were on scene and found a male resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. At first officers thought the victim returned fire, but it was later determined that wasn’t the case.

“He did point the gun at the suspect with an intention to protect himself and his wife, but the shotgun was unloaded,” said San Leandro Police Lt. Mike Sobek.

“I know he had a gun in his bedroom because he told me if somebody comes in my door I’m going to shoot first and talk later,” said [neighbor Steve] Gavello.

Police believe the suspects shot the victim after he pointed the unloaded shotgun at them.

The man, who is in his …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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