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I sure do miss my home state. I love the last line of this story! :smilewide:

BLUE MOUND, Texas — When two gunmen smashed through the glass front door of her suburban Fort Worth home, Kellie Hoehn didn't think twice.

The 34-year-old mother of two grabbed a shotgun that had been pointed at her face early Wednesday, starting a struggle that ended with one intruder killed with his own weapon and another in the hospital.

"I wasn't going to let them get to my babies," she said, recalling the moment when she pushed up the muzzle of the shotgun, pointing it away from her children's rooms.

Although the intruders told her to keep quiet, she screamed for her husband. She told her 12-year-old son, who was awakened by the sound of the shattering glass front door, to get his 5-year-old sister and hide.

"It was like a horror movie," her husband, 32-year-old Keith Hoehn, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I thought I was a dead man. We're fighting for our lives."

With Kellie Hoehn clinging to the weapon's muzzle, her husband tackled the man who held the shotgun. She knocked the intruder in the head with a jar candle, giving her husband a chance to wrest the shotgun.

By then the tussle had spilled out onto the front lawn. Keith Hoehn shot one of the men who had a pistol, police said. Wounded, that man ran away.

Then the intruder who initially had the shotgun charged Keith Hoehn.

Kellie Hoehn told The Dallas Morning News that she screamed at her husband, "Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him."

Her husband fired the shotgun and the man fell to the ground. Then the shot man lunged a second time.

"Well, I shot him again, and I guess that was it," Keith Hoehn said.

Dakota Scott Benoit, 20, of Richland Hills, was pronounced dead at a hospital. John Garland Pierson, 25, of Haltom City, was in critical condition and in police custody at the hospital.

"I am not happy that someone is dead," Kellie Hoehn said. "But I am glad that my family is alive."

Police said Pierson was shot in the left arm and the bullet pierced his diaphragm and other organs but his condition was improving. He will face charges of burglary of habitation with intent to commit another felony, police said.

Investigators say the couple were just defending their family and probably won't be charged.

Link: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-natio...Intruders.Shot/

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I completely agree with the article and miss this particular perspective almost all Texans seem to be born with and understand.

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great story.

the only sad times this happens is when people are drunk and just don't know it's not their house. lol

yippee yie yay MF! lol

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I completely agree with the article and miss this particular perspective almost all Texans seem to be born with and understand.

Too bad all Americans aren't born with that understanding.

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Finally some people with sense when someone points a shotgun/rifle at them indoors. Hello, there's a reason you saw off the barrel for an armed robbery. A rifle is a long-distance weapon. Up close it's only good for hitting someone over the head.

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Finally some people with sense when someone points a shotgun/rifle at them indoors. Hello, there's a reason you saw off the barrel for an armed robbery. A rifle is a long-distance weapon. Up close it's only good for hitting someone over the head.

mmmmm bayonet?

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Ummm... what is so particularly Texan about the sentiment here? I agree with the sentiment, the people just defended themselves and should not be charged. I'm about as far from Texan ideology as a North American gets...

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I don't have a gun in the house, but I fully support the right of a law-abiding citizen to own guns. I hope that right is not tampered with by left-wing loons. I also believe that crimes committed involving guns should be punished very harshly.
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Good for them. The last line is perfect. The sad part is that here in ASSachuetts, the home victims could be charged and/or the surviving attacker could try to press charges/sue the victims. :angry:

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