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Old July 19, 2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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10 Yr. Old Shoots Home Invader in Face

There is a lot of stories circulating but few can be authenticated. This one happened not more than 40 miles from where I currently reside.

http://www.wafb.com/global/story.asp?s=10741492

And it's made the front page of Digg:

http://digg.com/people/Child_shoots_..._home_break_in

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A ten-year-old boy left home alone with his sister used his mother's gun to shoot an intruder in the face, police said.

Late Tuesday, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies received a call to a Port Allen apartment complex after several shots rang out from inside one of the apartments. "You are out here trying to work and for someone to come and do that and invade your home is very hard," the children's mother said. She asked to not be identified.

Deputies say Dean Favron and Roderick Porter knocked several times on the apartment door. The two young children, a ten-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl, stood on the other side, terrified. "He told his sister to be quiet and seconds later, they started kicking on the door and finally kicked the door in," said Sheriff Mike Cazes. The two children ran to their mother's bedroom closet.

In a panic, the ten-year-old grabbed his mother's gun for protection. "He did what I told him to do. I never told him to get the gun, but thank God he did," she said. Once the two suspects opened the door, threatening the kids, deputies say the boy fired a bullet into the lip of Roderick Porter. The two men were taken to the hospital by a third suspect, who is a 15-year-old juvenile. Once they got to the hospital, they were later arrested. "It's just hard. I don't understand why they would do that. I know they have little brothers and sisters and they wouldn't want anyone to break into their house," said the mother.

Each man is held on $150,000 bond. The juvenile, was taken to a local detention center. One of the suspects, Dean Favron, just finished serving almost seven years in prison for aggravated assault on a Baton Rouge police officer and two carjacking charges. He was released on June 6th.

Both men will appear before a judge next month.
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Old July 19, 2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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Next time he gets it in the other lip, that will end his lip smacking days.

I know, I know, Bad Grumpy, bad, bad.

When I first saw this story a few days ago first thing that popped in my head was mother is going to get reamed for leaving a 10 year old at home. Then I got to thinking, he is more responsible than a lot of 14+ year old kids I know. I just hope mom and her kids don't get a lot of grief from Social Services over this.
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