A dramatic 911 call tells the tale of a Brevard County, Florida man who faced down a pair of intruders. The two goblins pointed a gun at the resident’s mother in her own bedroom. At that point, the resident produced his own gun and fatally shot both intruders.
Alvin Smalls, aged 20, died in the bed of the homeowner’s mother, giving new meaning to “rest in peace”.
The second man, Amir Lynn, 18, managed to make it out of the house, albeit just barely. He collapsed in the street, mere feet from the getaway vehicle. Lynn desperately wanted to get make his escape, but the gunshot wound proved too much. Well, that and Smalls had the keys to the car.
Cops and paramedics found Lynn and tried to resuscitate him. Paramedics’ efforts proved unsuccessful.
Lynn’s mother arrived at the scene soon afterward. Deputies had to cuff her when she stormed past the crime scene tape demanding answers.
Ironically, Smalls’ brother had also died on the same street last year. That homicide case remains open.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Two men shot and killed by a homeowner in a Titusville home invasion Thursday have been identified as Alvin Smalls and Amir Rashad Lynn, according to deputies.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Smalls, 20, of Titusville, and Lynn, 18, of Mims, broke into a home on West Court in Titusville and got into a fight with the residents.
A man grabbed a gun to defend himself and shot the intruders, deputies said.
The 911 call from the victim revealed that he was asleep at the time of the break-in and was woken up by the intruders, who he said were holding his mother at gunpoint.
The 911 audio from WKMG can be heard here:
Fortunately, the un-named homeowner chose the benefits of firearm ownership over membership in the “un-armed victim” fraternity. It may well have saved not only his mother’s life, but his as well.
As for the bad guys? They learned an important lesson in civility before they became part of next year’s Giffords’ Gun Control Scorecard rating and the effort to impose victim disarmament upon America’s law-abiding citizens.