A young South African father shot three intruders that held him and his wife captive while threatening to kill their baby.
According to reports, one of the intruders stood by his baby daughter’s crib. The mother repeatedly pleaded with the intruders not to hurt the baby.
Her pleas were ignored by one the intruders, said to be Mozambican, who instead tackled the father with a knife.
Another allegedly told the father: “I’ll kill your baby.”
While the father was being attacked, he moved closer towards his loaded ACP Colt, which was under his pillow. With one arm, he defended himself against the knife-wielding intruder, and shot at the intruders. Two died on the scene, and one was wounded.
The wounded intruder fled to a neighbour’s house, who tackled him with a shovel. He is currently in a critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria.
The intruders accessed the house by bending and breaking the family’s burglar bars, and had already carried a television set outside, before they were shot.
The family has chosen to remain anonymous.
Source: The Citizen