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Homeowner shoots murder suspect to protect family

A Fayette County, Ga., homeowner fatally shot a murder suspect during an alleged home invasion just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

FOX 5 reported that the homeowner called police to tell them he thought someone was home.

Moments later, the homeowner armed himself with a gun and confronted the suspected intruder in the basement. The alleged intruder was armed with a knife.

The homeowner retreated to the second floor of the house to ensure the safety of his family. The alleged intruder then went upstairs to the homeowner and the homeowner shot him.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb described what happened after the homeowner took a stand to protect his family:

There, he took position as the subject ascended to the second floor. (He) made a comment like, “You’re going to have to kill me. » When the resident fired a second shot. That’s about when the deputies arrived. From what we can tell, he was coming down the stairs with a second gunshot wound.

The alleged intruder was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds.

WSB-TV noted that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office “believes the suspect may be connected to a series of crimes, including a homicide, committed out of state.”

He allegedly stabbed a 77-year-old woman to death in Ohio on September 9, 2023.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. He was a visiting scholar at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and a Ph.D. in military history, with emphasis on the Vietnam War (Brown Water Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up for Down Range at Contact him directly at


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