Two masked intruders forced their way into a Texas home. Then, they met a man ready to protect his wife and baby.
Kenrich Dickson was at his house in East Dallas, Texas, around 11 a.m. Tuesday when he said two men banged on the unlocked back door so hard the key frame broke off. The intruders made their way inside the house from there, coming face-to-face with Dickson’s wife, Amy, and their 8-month-old son.
Dickson said he was in the back bedroom at the time and went down the hallway to confront the intruders on his own — with his gun, KDFW-TV reported.
“I stood right here, because this is the only way to get out,” Kenrich Dickson told KDFW-TV. “I shot one. His friend pushed him down to get out the door.”
It all happened so fast, his wife didn’t know at first who had actually been shot during the confrontation.
“You couldn’t really tell who was gonna pull the trigger,” Amy Dickson said. “I just heard a gunshot. I thought, ‘Is he OK? I’m scared to move because if there’s someone in here, I don’t want to move.”
After the gunshots, both suspects ran out into a nearby alley to their car, blood still dripping. One managed to escape police; the other was taken to a hospital for treatment.
No one in the family was injured.