The armed 15-year-old was not legally allowed to own the handgun he was using when he broke into the Connecticut home in the middle of the night. But two masked burglars chose the wrong house to rob — the home of a gun owner.
The young intruder was carrying a .44 magnum pistol, which he used to pistol-whip one of the two brothers that lived in the New London residence. But then the older brother, a veteran, grabbed his own gun and sprung into action.
According to Fox CT,
New London Police said in a statement they were called to 308 Crystal Ave. after residents found an armed 15-year-old in one of the bedrooms of the home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Homeowner Kevin Dennis, 29, said his brother, Rich Dennis, 32, yelled to him that there was a man in the house with a gun.
Kevin Dennis, a Navy veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he immediately grabbed his gun and ran downstairs to find his brother and the 15-year-old suspect in a tussle.
After pointing his gun at the suspect, Kevin Dennis told the suspect to drop the gun he was holding. The suspect complied. Then, according to Kevin Dennis, the suspect broke down in tears and asked him to call the police because he was peer pressured into breaking into the home.
The suspect is not being identified due to his age, and the other suspect is still at large, having fled the scene as soon as the two were confronted.
Rich Dennis commented that he fought overseas for his country and now he is having to do the same thing here at home. Unfortunately for him he lives in Connecticut which is one of the least gun-friendly states that is constantly fighting to take away more rights from law abiding citizens.
This was yet another defensive gun use in which not a single shot was fired, and yet it was the use of a firearm that stopped a crime and possibly saved lives. This is why this site exists, so share stories like this anywhere you can.
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