By Jenn Jacques
Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Erwin D. Cardenas attempted to break into a residence in Colerain Township, OH by kicking in the front door.
Little did Cardenas know who was on the other side of that door.
The home 32-year-old Cardenas broke into belongs to a 82-year-old Korean War Army veteran who, according to his son, earned a shooting medal during his time in the service and has stayed in good shape.
Such good shape, in fact, that when he heard Cardenas breaking in, he jumped up and grabbed his Smith & Wesson .38 handgun. The homeowner then commanded several warnings to the home intruder before he took aim at the man’s left shoulder.
“There’s a small window (in the door) and I told him to get out and he kept trying to get in, so I just let him have it in the shoulder,” the homeowner said. “I mean, I didn’t try to hit his vital parts or anything like that.”
The homeowner informed the 9-1-1 dispatcher that his shot had sent a home intruder to the ground, but he got up and staggered away.
Police found Cardenas, 32, of Miamisburg, Ohio in a front yard a few houses away. During the investigation, …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms