14 Year Old Phoenix Boy Shoots Armed Intruder While Watching His 3 Younger Siblings … Why We Have a Second Amendment


If there was ever a reason why we have a Second Amendment and a Right to Bear Arms, one needs to look no further than the following story.

A 14 year old Phoenix, AZ boy shot an intruder who had broke into his home as the boy was looking out for three siblings, ages 12, 10 and 8. The 37 year old home invader was carrying a gun was shot and is in critical condition, but expected to live. What a brave act on the part of this 14 year old boy. Look what happens when law abiding citizens are allowed to carry guns.

The teen and his brothers and sisters were at home alone at their residence at 55th Avenue and Baseline when a woman rang the doorbell Friday. The teen didn’t open the door because he didn’t recognize her, Police Officer James Holmes said Saturday.

Soon after, the teen heard a bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent’s bedroom. When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man breaking through the front door and point a gun at him.

The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who is in critical condition but expected to survive and be booked into jail.

Comments Police Officer James Holmes:

Holmes hailed the teen’s actions and his parents for teaching the kids to never open the door to strangers.

“The police and indeed our community does not ever want to see a situation where a teenager of that age has to take a weapon to protect his family … but this young man did exactly what he should have done,” he said. “I’m not sure he gave full thought about what he had to do. He just acted.”

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “14 Year Old Phoenix Boy Shoots Armed Intruder While Watching His 3 Younger Siblings … Why We Have a Second Amendment”

    1. rightknight on June 23rd, 2012 10:35 pm

      The young man acted correctly. I really would
      like to hear the rest of the story, especially the
      motivation of the woman/man ‘team’ that did
      the deed of breaking and entering with a firearm.
      Can’t wait for the details.

    2. Deb on June 24th, 2012 3:40 am

      What a brave young man. I am glad the guy that broke in isn’t going to die. I would hate to have that on this young mans conscious. His parents should be proud of their son.

    3. NGBoston on June 24th, 2012 7:31 am


      What a brave Teenager. Stories like these are really kind of scary, if you think about it.

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    6. Tonya on June 24th, 2012 9:30 am

      My heart goes out to that brave boy!!! I can’t imagine his fear!! I suspect the full details will come out as to why this particular house but regardless, this young boy saved himself and his siblings from God only knows what.

    7. Moi on June 24th, 2012 11:11 am

      Tonya, honestly I’m sure he’d have been a LOT more afraid if he hadn’t been able to arm himself. Maybe even dead. Thanks GOD his parents taught him to use a firearm. We taught both of our how to do so from an early age.

    8. A Texas Grandfather on June 24th, 2012 12:11 pm

      This is a prime example of why children and teenagers should have training about guns and how to use them to defend themselves. Shooting accurately from the top of a staircase while under extreme circumstances is not easy.

      He also showed a lot of restraint in not shooting the perp again after he was down.

      The father and mother should be very proud of the actions of this young man.

    9. Michael on June 26th, 2012 10:14 am

      So, are the media going to do their best to conceal the identity of the attacker?

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