A Theodore, Alabama, Marine Corps veteran took fire then returned it, wounding three home invasion suspects in broad daylight.
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that the three suspects “have broken into the man’s home before and threatened to harm the victim if he reported the incident to authorities.” The 62-year-old veteran reported that incident anyway, and was ready when suspects attempted to enter the home again.
According to AL.com, when the suspects approached the veteran’s residence for the second time, “they fired several rounds through the front door,” hitting the veteran in the shoulder. ” The veteran then “returned fire, injuring all three suspects.”
One of the suspects remained on scene while two others got into their car and drove to nearby Dollar General Store. “Deputies arrived at the store to find the two suspects on the ground.”
The suspects were taken to a hospital and MCSO made clear that they were “in custody” while in the hospital. The homeowner was taken to the hospital to be treated for his shoulder wound as well.
Two of the suspected home invaders were females identified as 29-year-old Casey Ray Gann and 24-year-old Chasatie Dulabhan. The male suspect was identified as 19-year-old Joseph Heathcock.