Terry Morgan, a Dallas homeowner, found himself in the midst of a shootout Saturday morning after several armed robbers attempted to break into his residence.
Morgan was alerted by the sound of the burglars using crowbars to jar open the front door. He checked his security monitor and upon seeing the small crew quickly armed himself.
“I immediately jumped up, and grabbed my weapon, and came here and aimed my weapon towards the door because I thought they were on their way in,” Morgan told Fox 4 News.
Morgan looked through his front window and made a noise to presumably scare away the crew. Instead of running away, at least one of the suspects began firing his weapon.
“So they started to shoot, BOOM! They were shooting as they were retreating to a vehicle that was waiting six feet from my driveway,” he said.
Morgan shot back to fend off the intruders.
“I put it through the bar and I fired. BOOM! So then he started to return fire,” he said.
The suspects jumped into a car and drove away, according to Morgan. He said he saw around five people flee in the car, but the security camera only caught three on film.
“I don’t wan to shoot anyone’s kid. What are you doing riding at 4:30 in the morning, tyring to break into somebody’s house. You are going to get killed,” he said.
Morgan wishes that they would really think about the potential repercussions of their actions.
“Had you killed me, or I killed you, one of our families would’ve changed. And it would’ve taken a long time for everybody to get back to normal,” he said.
“Over here, we have nothing. You’re taking from people who have nothing,” he continued. “We’ll fight for everything, every last inch. Find something better, educate yourselves, get something you can do better than breaking into people’s homes, because you will be killed.”
Morgan’s 100 percent correct. If these burglars don’t reconsider their life choices they are either going to wind up dead or in jail.