One Atlanta man managed to grab his father’s rifle and shoot the two men who attacked him and his mother during an armed intrusion into his home last week. The attack left his face badly bruised and swollen and landed his mother in the hospital with a heart attack.
Timo Hernandez, 28, shot and killed the two suspects who broke into his home outside Atlanta Jan. 13 while his mother was visiting him from Nashville, according to Guns.com. The two had just sat down at around 5 p.m. to eat the chili dinner Hernandez’s mother had prepared for him when they heard a knock at the door.
The two men began demanding money from Hernandez and his mother, and one of them forced Hernandez into a guest bedroom at gunpoint before throwing him to the ground. That is when Hernandez began “fighting back,” according to WTVM. Remembering that his father’s old hunting rifle just happened to be stored in the guest room, a scuffle ensued during which Hernandez managed to grab the gun and begin firing shots at the intruders, striking both of them.
The two wounded men took flight before one died in Hernandez’s neighbor’s yard. The other intruder managed to flee in a car before collapsing in a Zaxby’s restaurant’s parking lot. He died of his injuries Thursday in a nearby hospital, WTVM reported.