Gun Owner Delivers Lesson on 2nd Amendment
An armed robber got a first-hand lesson in the second amendment, after an Indianapolis gun owner and protective mother shot the intruder who tried to break into her home.
Officers received the call Thursday from a home in the 3200 block of West Banta Road, according to a report from Fox59. Family members told the Indiana affiliate that a burglar broke into the home through a window. A mother heard noises coming from the bedroom when she took out her pistol. (Source: “Mother shoots intruder who entered south side home through baby’s window,” Fox59, March 24, 2016.)
“She heard the window get busted and she called her husband and said, ‘I think somebody’s breaking in the house’,” said Edsel Ballard, the woman’s father.
A woman shot a burglar multiple times inside her home. Family tell us intruder entered through window in baby’s room pic.twitter.com/wMyie6uv9o
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The woman exchanged gunfire with the burglar, family members explained. The intruder was hit multiple times and was taken to a nearby hospital. “He broke in through the baby’s window, ok, and when he was coming out the door, my sister was coming out her bedroom door, he aimed and shot at her first and then she shot him,” said Eddie Ballard, the woman’s brother. The infant was not injured during the firefight. Reports say the intruder was carrying zip ties and a walkie-talkie. Police, however, did not reveal what exactly he was planning.
The shooting is “very unusual in this area of our district,” IMPD Southwest District Commander Mike Spears told reporters. The area is a quiet, residential district.
“When we have an incident like this as we do throughout the city, involving the use of a firearm, it’s something we take very personally and we want to get in front of [it] and investigate aggressively,” he said.