According to WRAL [link], 71-year-old homeowner Paul Morgan said he and his wife were asleep when they heard the sound of someone kicking their front door. He grabbed the gun he keeps by the bed and went to the door, where his wife believes multiple suspects were allegedly trying to kick the door down. Morgan said he yelled for the alleged intruders to stop, but they allegedly continued trying to break the door open, so he opened fire. Police arrived to find one suspect lying dead on the sidewalk.Channeling Paul Harvey for "The Rest Of The Story".
I absolutely do NOT condone shooting through a door. Yes, it sounds like a home invasion, but it also sounds like a drunk at the wrong door, and several other possible scenarios.
We don't know how violent this 'attack' was, we have only one side of the story and that's all we ever will have.
Assuming the validity of the home-owner statements, four things seem evident from this account:
- somebody beat the heck out of the door trying to get in
- somebody didn't stop the assault when warned by the home-owner
- somebody is dead
- The home-owner and his family are alive.