A Tennessee father was forced to take action, when armed intruders broke into his home and held his teenage son at gunpoint.
A Murfreesboro, Tennessee father was about to go out on Friday night at around 8:30pm, when he was held up by a phone call that may have saved the lifes of his son and mother.
The unidentified homeowner said that while he was on the call, he heard his dog make a noise that sounded like he was hurt, then heard the electric crackle of a taser.
He got the shock of his life, when he heard his teenage son plead with someone not to shoot him.
The man told Nashville News Channel 5 that’s when he retrieved his gun and found that masked intruders holding his son at gunpoint.
The father said that he shot at them instinctively. “It was either them or me — that’s how I was looking at it.”
52-year-old Kevin Ford found dead when police arrived on scene, but his crooked compatriot, Clifford Wright, 42, hobbled away with multiple gunshot wounds.
He was later found near a Salvation Army and taken to the hospital. Once he was treated, Wright released into police custody.
He was charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony.
Wright is being held on $700,000 bond and will appear in court on June 5.
“I wish it wouldn’t have happened but I’m glad it went my way instead of their way,” the father of one said.
According to police, the homeowner will not be charged for protecting his family from the intruders.