One Ohio family was well prepared for a home invasion when Devin Brackett tried to rob them.
When the would-be burglar spotted a quaint residence in Toledo on the 200 block of Knower, Brackett thought the home was the perfect pick for a late-night robbery. Just before 1 a.m., he grabbed his firearm and set out to ransack the place. What he didn’t know was that the abode wasn’t quite as defenseless as he had hoped.
WTVG-TV reports that the suspected armed robber, identified by Toledo Police as Devin Brackett, crept up to the front door and attempted to force his way into the residence. After some effort, he reportedly made it through the entrance and proceeded to head inside, where the media report that several children were residing.
No sooner had the burglar stepped inside than he was met with several armed and ready residents. WTOL-TV reports that the man was immediately shot multiple times by several occupants, including one female resident. A male resident was also listed as one of those involved in the shooting, although it’s unclear whether this was referring to one of the children in the home.
The would-be burglar sustained multiple rounds, forcing him back outside the residence. He then stumbled out to the front lawn and fell onto the grass. He was later found by medics who performed life-saving procedures in the ambulance while rushing him to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Brackett was listed in critical condition but did have a pulse. Fortunately, no one else in the home was injured. The woman who discharged one of the firearms was taken into police custody for questioning as standard protocol before being released. Police didn’t confirm whether anyone else was questioned or if the male resident involved is a minor.
Local reports allege that a minor was one of the defenders!
Police investigated the incident, but it looks as if it’s an open-and-closed case in which an armed robber broke into a home and was met by a family legally and reasonably defending their property and their lives.