An Ohio man, who is accused of stabbing to death a 77-year-old woman, was shot by a man defending his family during a home invasion on Thursday, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Michael James Brooks II, 28, of Columbus, Ohio, was recovering in an area hospital on Friday. Once released, he will face home invasion, burglary, and theft by receiving in Georgia and murder charges in Ohio.
Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, the Fayette County 911 got a call from a resident in north Fayette County about a possible intruder in his house. At the same time, they also received a notice from the alarm company for that residence.
Deputies were just a couple of minutes away. They say the homeowner armed himself with a gun and confronted the intruder in the basement. Investigators say the intruder was armed with a knife.
Deputies say the homeowner warned the intruder before shooting him. Investigators say the homeowner then left the basement and took up a position to protect his family on the second floor at the staircase.
“There, he took his stand as the subject made his way up to the second floor. [He] made the comment, something to the effect of, ‘You’re going to have to kill me.’ When the resident fired a second shot. That was about the time the deputies got there. From we can tell, he was coming down the stairway with a second gunshot wound,” said Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. “At that point, they actually still struggled with him [as they] took him into custody.”
The intruder was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with two gunshot wounds.
Michael James Brooks II:
Police say he has an extensive criminal history, mostly around Columbus and its suburbs, but also along the Interstate 75 corridor.
So he got more than one bullet and the homeowner was more than ready to do it.
For now, investigators are keeping their cards close.
But this situation is yet another of countless recent examples of people who were otherwise minding their own business when the actions of a dangerous person tested their resolve.
More Americans are arming themselves, and they are not setting themselves up to become homicide statistics.
In this instance, a man who was brazen enough to enter someone’s home with a knife dared the homeowner to do something about it and he found out the hard way that good people are willing to protect themselves.
He also broke a cardinal rule by bringing a knife to a gunfight.
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