13 year old shoots burglar
A 13 year old from Ladson, South Carolina used his Mother's gun during an attempted robbery by two men at his house. One suspect was killed and the other arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. From Fox Carolina:Authorities say one burglary suspect is dead and another arrested after a 13-year-old boy opened fire at a home in Ladson on Tuesday.The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the deceased suspect as 31-year-old Lamar Brown of Summerville who died at Trident Hospital at 2:32 p.m. from gunshot wounds.Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Ira J. Bennett of North Charleston and charged him with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Around 1:53 p.m., deputies responded to a home on Elderwood Drive in the Woodside community for a report of shots fired.
An incident report states the 13-year-old was asked to come out of the home. Deputies say the boy then exited the home without incident.Deputies spoke to the teenager who said he was home alone when a vehicle pulled up behind his home.The boy said one of the two suspects attempted to get into the home, at which time the teen said he feared for his safety, got his mother's gun and began firing at the suspect."He saw a subject out back trying to get inside so he fired his mother's gun through the door and the subject reportedly fired back," CCSO officials said.According to authorities, the juvenile fired several more times as the vehicle drove away.Several neighbors reported to detectives that they heard gunshots, and saw a grey small car pull out near the home and speed away.CCSO officials say a grey Chevy Sonic arrived at Trident Hospital with several gunshot holes.An affidavit states the passenger in the car had three gunshot wounds, and was rushed to ER in critical condition.Deputies say the driver of the car, identified as Bennett, reported that someone had shot his car while driving on the interstate.Authorities canvased the victim's home and located a Colt .45 pistol in the area where the boy said the suspect was trying to enter the home.Neighbors said they were thankful for the boy's quick action.See more coverage from Fox Carolina.One key piece is missing from this as well as other coverage of the event. It is no coincidence that this boy knew where the weapon was kept and how to properly use it. Someone has taken the time to teach him how to shoot it and probably the weapons capabilities. This is something that we should be teaching everyone, both old and young that do not have experience with weapon. It is teens like this that should be invited to the White House after showing the bravery and skill of some adults.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]