News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
Convicted Killer Is Slain in Shootout During Home Invasion
Golsboro, N.C. – A convicted killer died Monday during a shootout with victims of a home invasion in Goldsboro.
Goldsboro police identified 40-year-old Ryan Jermaine Allen as one of three men who “forced their way into (a) home” on West New Hope Road around 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.
Officers said a 7-year-old boy, his father, and another man were in the home at the time of the break-in. Investigators added that one of the intruders shot the boy’s father during an attempted burglary and assault. One of the two men in the home returned gunfire, with at least one bullet striking Allen.
The three burglars ran away, but Allen did not get far. Officers who responded to a 911 call about shots fired in the mobile home park found Allen wounded in woods nearby. Police said paramedics took Allen to Vidant Hospital in Greenville where he died during surgery.
City of Goldsboro public information officer LaToya Henry confirmed police arrested Allen in 2007 for the murder of Ricky Lee Burch. State records indicate Allen’s charges in that case were downgraded to manslaughter, and he got out of prison in January 2013. Allen returned to a state penitentiary following a 2017 conviction for his involvement in a 2014 armed robbery. Investigators said at the time that Allen was the getaway driver for Demar Ryan Worrell, who shot Demetrius Montray Kornegay outside Kornegay’s home on Harding Drive.
Kornegay suffered serious injuries, and Worrell sustained a gunshot wound as he ran away. Worrell served four years and three months in prison before his release in June 2018.
Henry said an investigation into the Monday night incident is ongoing.
Armed Patient Saves Lives in Dental Office
Police in Kingsport, Tennessee, say a man entered a dental office Wednesday morning to kill his wife and was shot multiple times by an armed patient.
WCYB reports that the incident occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m., when the suspect entered and shot his wife. A patient with a concealed carry permit then intervened, shooting the suspect multiple times.
Times News quoted Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy saying, “A concealed carry permit holder saw the threat, took action on the threat and stood by until officers arrived. We’re calling him a hero today.”
Authorities did not release the name of the deceased woman nor of the suspect, who is in the hospital undergoing treatment for his gunshot wounds.
Police also avoided mentioning the name of the concealed carry permit holder who took action to stop the shooter.
Do you have a story of armed good guys with guns that shows the importance of firearm ownership for self-defense? Share it in the comment section.
Sign up for K-Var’s weekly newsletter and discounts here.