A soon-to-be-mother found herself forced to defend her family and home with an AR-15 when two masked men stormed into their home late at night. The would-be robbers held the family’s 11-year-old daughter aggressively, resulting in the mother shooting and killing one of the intruders. The other culprit is still at large.
Two masked intruders kicked the backdoor in of Jeremy King’s home in Lithia, Florida, last Wednesday night. After explaining that they had nothing of value to give them, the intruders became violent as they reportedly pistol-whipped Jeremy.
While he was down and bleeding on the floor, the second intruder began to kick King in his head multiple times, the New York Post reported.
At one point, the 31-year-old’s daughter came out into the living room to see what the commotion was only to be held aggressively by the intruders, according to Jeremy’s account.
Jeremy’s wife, who was not named in the incident, peaked out of the backroom where she was sleeping. One of the intruders fired a shot at her, missing by a few feet. The eight-month pregnant mother proceeded to the closet of the room she retrieved an AR-15.
The pregnant woman fired one shot at the intruder, nicking him and causing the two to flee. “When he came toward the back door in her line of sight, she clipped him,” he recalled.
The shot intruder died outside the home in a nearby ditch. “He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing,” Jeremey said.
Law enforcement arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting took place. Police are asking for help regarding any information on the incident.
Jeremy suffered several injuries from the attack. “I’ve got a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity, a concussion, 20 stitches and three staples in my head,” King told Bay News 9. “I took a severe beating.”
Jeremy is thankful his wife was there. “Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King said. “[My wife] evened the playing field and kept them from killing me.”