Authorities said the suspect was rummaging through the elderly couple’s medicine cabinets, presumably searching for prescription medications.
“He started crying like a little baby,” the young boy said about the intruder after he shot him in the back of the leg.
After abducting his ex-girlfriend and setting her mom’s house on fire, Kyle Johnson broke into another home and beat the female homeowner to death.
The homeowner said after breaking in, the teens killed the family dog and soon thereafter her husband opened fire on them.
The elderly man opened the door for a young woman who said she had an emergency and needed to use the phone, but two men came storming in behind her.
The man’s brother feared he was having a diabetic episode, but as firefighters were kicking in the door, the brother thought it was a home invasion.
It was later learned that the man breaking down the door was there earlier in the day but asked to leave when the homeowner found he had illegal narcotics.
When Dave Bowers came upon the intruder, he had already set the carpet on fire, but the two became involved in a tussle before Bowers fired his .357.
The man said he felt it when the bullet hit him and knew he had been shot, but was thinking in his mind that he could not let the suspect get away.
After being thrown on the couch, the man was beaten by the suspect until he reached between the cushions where he kept a 9 mm and shot him in the stomach.