In Hickory, NC, early Saturday morning, Paul Ohle was in a fight for his life when another man kicked in his front door. Ohle reached for his phone to call police, but the man knocked it from his hands. Next, Ohle reached for his shotgun, but the intruder wrenched it from his hands and began beating him with the long gun. Ohle had a revolver in his bedroom and finally got to it and ventilated the burglar;
Ohle said he finally broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he grabbed a revolver and shot the man to death.
“I hate I had to do it,” he said, “but I shot him.”
Hickory Police have not released the alleged intruder’s name, saying they haven’t notified his family yet. They haven’t said whether charges could be filed in the case.
Ohle said police took him to the hospital, and also searched his home and took his gun and cell phone as evidence.
Neighbor Reggie Moore saw police at Ohle’s house, and heard what happened.
“I hate it for the young man’s family,” he said, “but when you do something like that, you get what’s coming to you.”
Thanks to Chief Tango for the link.