Once again a “good guy” with a gun, stops “three thugs” with guns, and luckily the “good guy” was able to protect his family against a home invasion and protect his 19-year old granddaughter from being raped.
The incident began when 67-year old Kenneth Byrd answered the door, around 10 PM, and within seconds three armed thugs forced their way into his home.
However Mr. Byrd was also armed and ready to protect his family.
The family told authorities that one of the suspects came to their door claiming to have car problems and claiming to need water.
The two other men then forced their way into the house wearing ski masks and gloves and demanded money.
Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey told reporters, that when one of the thugs attempted to rape the girl, that’s when the shootout began, and all three thugs fled in Byrd’s gold Cadillac.
All three suspects have been identified as Jamie Lee Faison (20), Brandon Carver Stephens (28) and Jamar Hawkins (17). Faison was later found dead from a gunshot wound. Byrd was also seriously injured in the shootout. He is now in recovery.
Obviously the outcome as bad as it was, could have been a lot worst if granddad wasn’t armed to protect his family, time and again we see good law-abiding individuals becoming victims at the hands of low life thugs…the best equalizer against rape, is a well armed and experienced woman, in the use of firearms.