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Rancho Cucamonga Homeowner Gets Into Firefight with Armed Burglar

Rancho Cucamonga DGU

Residents of Rancho Cucamonga who live near Brindisi Way may have been startled out of their sleep at 12:40 AM on Sunday morning after hearing a myriad of gunfire coming from a home on the 11600 block of Brindisi.

What those residents heard was the climax of a showdown between an armed robber and a homeowner who happened upon the crime just as he was coming home.

According to the homeowner’s testimony to local law enforcement, as he was getting ready to head back into his home after a night out, he noticed that the front door was ajar. This raised suspicion in the homeowner’s mind, but before he could even get into his home, a gunshot whizzed right by him. The gunshot had just come from inside the house and the homeowner now realized just how serious this was.

The homeowner then ran to his car where he grabbed his own firearm and shot back into the house, towards the suspect who was in the front door frame. These shots did not put down the criminal, however, and the homeowner decided that now was the time to call the police.

As the cops arrived on the scene, the man was still waiting for the home invader to make their next move. This scene, however, was under police control now as the SWAT team moved into the residence. Once the cops did their sweep though, they realized very quickly that the man who had broken into the home had broken out before the police arrived.

At the time of the writing of this article, there were no reports of the man being caught but it does seem that a neighbor’s security camera footage may be a big get for the police as it shows the suspect they are looking for.

But for now, while we wait for the police to do what they do best, let’s think about the homeowner. A person nearly killed by a cheap shot from a hidden robber still had the wherewithal to escape to the cover of his car, grab a firearm, and hold the man off. Can you imagine how bad the situation might have gotten to if the homeowner didn’t carry a gun?

Thankfully that was not the case, but it does speak to just how important carrying can be towards surviving a situation. Also this can be a great example of why you should have your firearm on you instead of in the car. This time it worked out but had a few things been different in this story having the firearm on his person could have been the difference maker.

What do you think of this story? Are you prepared for a situation like this? What would you do if you had found someone in your home after you had been away? Let us know in the comments below.

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