If you are a criminal trying to break into someone’s house, do not be surprised when you get shot after being warned to leave. Damon Hammons decided he would go on a little crime spree in Ludlow, KY, and tried breaking into some cars. After he tried to rob the vehicles, he got himself shot when he attempted to break into someone’s home.
The homeowner told 911, “I just shot somebody,” “And uh, I told him to get out of here. He said I am not scared of you. He started coming after me and stuff. I feared for my life.”
The homeowner caught the incident on his security camera, and you can see Hammons trying to use a chair to break in.
The homeowner shot Hammons in the neck, but he survived. The prosecutor says Hammons is lucky to be alive. “That shot could easily have killed him, going through his neck. It could have paralyzed him.”
WKRC reported that a man just down the street said, “It’s just a reminder that you never know. It could be in your own backyard. Not to get too political, but I’m a second amendment believer, and we’re lucky enough to live in a country where you can carry a firearm to protect yourself.” That is not getting political. That’s a fact.
Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders said, “Ultimately, this comes down to a matter of self-defense.” Sanders also said, “When this person, who we can only describe as a criminal, keeps coming towards him, I think it was completely reasonable for the homeowner to fire in self-defense.”
This community obviously believes in the right to protect yourself and the right to own a gun to do it.