After a scuffle with the residents, one of the suspects opted to leave, but when the second suspect refused to go, one of the residents shot him.
Andrew Mason said his parents had previously practiced the scenario with him, so he was prepared and knew exactly what to do.
The homeowner knew something was awry when he drove up and saw the lights on and soon thereafter came face to face with two intruders.
The family questions whether the teen was in the home, but a friend told reporters he tried to warn him when he started hanging with the wrong crowd.
“Any time that you display a weapon, whether you’re licensed or not,” Chief Rick Park said, “you should be aware that you may not be the only one with one.”
Charles described the man outside as having a “crazy” or “ranting” voice, and said he felt his family was being “hunted” from outside their home.
Kervin said as the suspects ran at him, he drew his weapon and fired four times, but he believes he missed. He later found his neighbor dead.
Investigators believe the men in the images are responsible for about 30 break-ins that occurred over the last few months.
Police later confirmed that the suspect, who punched the homeowner, was in possession of several items indicating he was there to commit a robbery.
Yarnell’s lawyer maintains he acted in self-defense, but the prosecuting attorney says he went beyond the parameters of self defense when he chased the man.