The suspect choked a 64-year-old woman, but when she freed herself and he moved on to her 75-year-old sister, the younger woman grabbed a gun.
The men pleaded guilty to the charges in May and admitted they planned the robbery after learning there was a large amount of cocaine and cash in the home.
“I felt the suspect tighten as if he’s going to cut me,” said Bre, who had already been stabbed, “And that’s when the officer took his life and saved mine.”
After shooting his wife in the head, Jason Morgan headed across the street to his neighbor’s house where he kicked in the door and was met with gunshots.
Jacorey Thomas was arrested for sexual battery, rape, armed robbery, home invasion and kidnapping, but ended up in the ER after an assault by an inmate.
Among those injured was a 10-year-old girl who was grazed by a bullet which was intended for someone else.
The homeowner, who is in his 60s and gets around with a cane, said he’s only six feet above breathing and he treated the suspect the same way.
When knocks at the door went unanswered, Cedric Grier kicked it down, and after choking his ex-girlfriend until she was unconscious, her friend opened fire.
“That’s the place you’re supposed to feel the most secure, in your house, and they stripped that from me. I will never get that back,” said Lashae Young.
The teen was killed outside of a Rockford home during what’s described as a botched burglary, but now the resident who fired the fatal shot faces charges.