Three armed robbers chose the wrong home in Port Arthur Texas. The men thought they cornered a lone defenseless woman, but instead they found themselves looking down the barrel of a rifle. One of the men were shot dead and the others fled the scene.
Armed robber shot dead by home owner
The wild home invasion left one armed robber bleeding to death on the floor. The homeowners are shaken up, but they’ll be ok. According to investigators, shots were fired Monday in the 2500 block of 18th Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Investigators said a 29-year-old man shot and killed one of three people holding his family at gunpoint in their own home.
Officers found Terence Ellies, 27, dead inside the home, Detective Mike Hebert said in a news release Monday morning. Justice of the Peace Tom Gilliam ordered an autopsy.
Port Arthur Police detectives found three armed men had forced their way into the house and held a family at gunpoint right after a woman who lived in the house came home, according to news releases.
Second Amendment saves family
The 29-year-old homeowner heard the commotion and came out of another room armed with a rifle to confront the robbers, Port Arthur Police told reporters. He fired several shots at one of the men, who died at the scene. The other two suspects fled the area before officers arrived. The homeowner’s wife and children were home at the time but thankfully nobody else was hurt. The man told responding officers that he fired his weapon to protect his young children.
Thank God for the Second Amendment. When seconds count, police are minutes away. The incident is still being investigated by Port Arthur’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (409) 833-TIPS. Police haven’t said if the Monday shots fired call is connected to the home invasion.