A Memphis, Tennessee homeowner unleashed firepower from his AK-47 against two burglars who had broken into his home on Friday evening. Both burglars are now dead.
According to a local CBS affiliate, 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson were shot and killed after the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, and a friend arrived at his house to discover the two men rummaging through his house.
After returning home from the barber shop around 7pm, the homeowner said that he saw his door pried open and heard his dog barking.
“I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage,” the homeowner told WMC. He then went on to say that one of the two intruders noticed the homeowner and his friend and said, “Hey, they are here.”
“He picked up his weapon, turned around and points them at me,” the homeowner told the Fox 13. “Two pistols.”
One of the guns jammed, however, and the intruders ran toward the back of the house, the man told WATN.
The other man ran out of the house, but apparently, the men got at least one weapon to work and began firing.
The homeowner was able to access his personal AK-47 from a closet and returned fire, fatally shooting both men.
“I had my own personal AK-47,” he said.
“I don’t know what’s going on but I know I’m going to defend my life to the best of my ability,” he added.
“These boys need their father and need some type of discipline,” the homeowner said of the two burglars. “They’re out here without any fear.”
While he did regret the loss of life, he said, “It was either me or them.”
Though concerned that there might be retaliation for the killings, the homeowner said, “That’s a possibility. You never know how someone else’s family may perceive the situation, but I mean, I just have to take it one day at a time.”
Memphis Police took the homeowner into custody but later released him.
The individual who was detained has been released without charge. All evidence was presented to the DAG's Office and it was determined that no criminal charges will be filed at this point. https://t.co/a1EvyXEvRA
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) June 2, 2018
According to Fox 8, the man turned over surveillance video to substantiate his story that the shootings were in self-defense.
This is the second time the homeowner has seen violence in the past year. According to News 3, his home was shot up in September 2017.
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