Armed Homeowner Delivers Fatal Lesson About Why It Was a Bad Idea to Break Into His Home

This story is one in a long series of reasons why I am so adamant about women owning firearms. In a situation like this heroic homeowner faced, an intruder and made him pay the price!

The story comes from Limestone County, Alabama, according to a report from local authorities, the would-be burglar met his end while trying to break into a residence in the early hours of the morning. The homeowner exercised his right to self-defense and confronted the intruder.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement detailing the altercation on Facebook.

On February 10, 2024, at 4:20 a.m., Limestone County Deputies responded to the 17000 Block of Morris Rd. in Elkmont, AL, on a report of a Burglary in progress. The homeowner reported that they were awakened by someone violently attempting to gain entry into their residence. The homeowner armed himself and awaited the deputy’s arrival. Before deputies could arrive, the offender kicked in the homeowner’s door and entered the residence unlawfully, where he was met with gunfire from the homeowner. The offender retreated outside, where he succumbed to his injuries. Investigators responded and identified the deceased offender as Christopher Jason Hovis, 44, of Hartselle, AL. This investigation is ongoing; however, preliminary results indicate this is a justified shooting, and there are no charges at this time.

Everyone, especially gun owners, should have a plan in place that everyone in the household can follow if they are faced with a home intruder or another threat. Having a plan can give any homeowner the edge over would-be burglars and robbers.

What is also noteworthy about this case is that the county’s crime rate is low compared to other areas. It is a pretty safe location in which to live.

The A+ grade means the rate of crime is much lower than the average US county. Limestone County is in the 98th percentile for safety, meaning 2 percent of counties are safer and 98 percent of counties are more dangerous. This analysis applies to Limestone County’s proper boundaries only. See the table on nearby places below for nearby counties.

Still the man was more than ready to respond!

George Rowe

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4 months ago

Another dead thug. Love happy endings.

4 months ago

He got over it! – BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 months ago

I love a happy ending. The homeowner just save the state of AL several million dollars of taxpayer money to try and house the perp for decades.

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