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Homeowner Kills 2 Burglars With His AK-47

Homeowner Kills 2 Burglars With His AK-47

By    |   Tuesday, 05 June 2018 12:20 PM

A homeowner killed two burglars with his AK-47 on Friday night after catching them breaking into his house in Memphis, Tennessee, CBS News reported.

The man, who has not been identified for safety reasons, said he returned home from the barber shop at around 7 p.m. to find two armed men rummaging around his house.

Upon noticing him, they reportedly drew their weapons and one opened fire while they ran to the kitchen.

The homeowner meanwhile dashed to a nearby closet to retrieve his AK-47 and then bolted to the front of the house, where he met both suspects on the patio.

"He was shooting aiming at my play cousin, so I just let loose, not knowing I hit both of them" he explained, according to The Local Memphis.

The homeowner was taken in for questioning but later released without charge after offering footage from home surveillance to prove that his actions were in self-defense, CBS News noted.

The District Attorney General's office said that no charges would be filed at this time.

The suspects have been identified as 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson.

The homeowner said he had not intended to take any lives that night and that the incident rattled him so badly that he planned to move, The Local Memphis noted.

"Gun crime, violence, it's getting out of hand in Memphis," he said.

A neighbor, Charles Harris, told the news outlet that a person never wanted an incident such as the one that occurred on Friday night to happen.

"You really don't ever want it to be that close to you and your family," he said.

Tennessee is one of several states with a "stand your ground" self-defense law that does not force residents to retreat when faced with confrontations, allowing them to use deadly force to protect themselves, The Memphis Business Journal reported.

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