The homeowner fired his gun into the ground in an attempt to keep the suspects from fleeing before sheriff’s deputies arrived, according to police.The two who ran away were arrested later - the getaway vehicle didn't get away.
One suspect made it to the getaway vehicle parked behind a barn and was able to drive around the barn, across the yard and toward the homeowner, who fired his shotgun at the vehicle’s tires, according to police.
The guy who got shot will be arrested as soon as gets out of the hospital.
So in the absence of a firearm, how exactly should this old man have defended himself? I really wish one of the gun-fearing-weenies would explain this.
Self-defense is a human right.