By Jenn Jacques
Gary Gross, his girlfriend, and their 14-month-old son were asleep in their Kenoak Lane home in Columbia Township, OH when the unthinkable happened – criminals targeted their quiet home.
Early Saturday morning, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the young father awoke to the sound of intruders entering his home. 24-year-old Gross said he grabbed a hammer to defend himself with and confronted the two home intruders he’d never seen before.
“The only thing going through my mind is if they do something to me there’s nobody … to protect my wife and my son,” Gross said. “You have to do what you got to do. You have to make sure that these guys do not make it to that back room. Your son is back there. If anything happens to you, he’s defenseless, she’s defenseless.”
Gross said after a brief struggle with the men, he ran outside to grab a gun from his car and ran back into the house where he shot both men. The suspects then fled the scene in their vehicle.
Source:: Bearing Arms