84-Year-Old Christian Korean War Vet Fires Point Bank Shot At Home Intruder – Kills Him


An 84-year-old Korean War veteran is crediting the Lord Jesus Christ with his shot to the chest of a home intruder on Friday morning that left the intruder dead.

Early Friday morning, two would-be robbers broke into Korean War veteran Don Lutz’s home in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

Lutz recounted that he woke up Friday morning at about 1:15 a.m.

Trending: UNHINGED: Pelosi Promotes Conspiracy Theory Over GOP Filling SCOTUS Seat: ‘They’re Coming After Your Children’

However, no sooner had they entered the house than they were met by Lutz and a handgun that he normally keeps under his pillow.

take our poll - story continues below

Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?(2)

  • Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Lutz says that he fired a shot in the dark and he and one of the men got into a scuffle.  That’s when he shot him point blank in the chest, killing him.

“Two guys tried to rob me, and I killed one of them,” Don Lutz said, according to WTAE-TV. “Maybe the other one, the bullet hit him, too. I hope so.”

“I just fired one (shot). It was in the dark, and he attacked me, and we were close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “I scuffled with them on the floor, and the one guy rolled over dead, and the other guy, he jumped up and he ran out the front door.”

It turns out the man who was shot was a distant relative of Lutz.

Ellwood City police said 49-year-old Dennis Mercadante, of Mercer, was identified through facial recognition and fingerprints, and he turned out to be a nephew-in-law of Lutz.

Lutz, an Army veteran, says he is a little sore from the scuffle, but is OK and credited God and the Lord Jesus Christ for his protection.

“I’ve never been afraid in my life,” Lutz said. “God has always been with me, and I’m a hard believer in God and Jesus Christ, and God was with me tonight.”

Lutz is not facing any charges and Ellwood police are calling the shooting justified.

The second suspect has not been identified, according to reports.

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Previous Does the IRS Consider Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies to Be Cash or Commodities?
Next The Left Is Trying To Use The #MeToo Movement As A Weapon To Destroy Donald Trump

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.