14-Year-Old Girl Opens Fire On Home Invaders To Protect Her Sisters

A 14-year-old Kentucky girl fired a 9mm handgun at two suspects who were trying to force their way into her home.

Blaine, KY – A 14-year-old girl successfully defended herself and her sisters by shooting at an intruder who was attempting to break into their home.

The incident occurred on Aug 4, while the teens’ father was at work and their mother was at the store, WSAZ reported.

As the three girls were alone inside the home, a white sedan pulled up outside.

One occupant got out of the car, and repeatedly attempted to kick down the doors of the house to get inside.

The girls immediately called police.

Meanwhile, one of the men made his way into the backyard armed with a shovel, and prepared to bust out a window.

Just then, he and the driver of the sedan began arguing, WSAZ reported.

The youngest of the three girls used seized the opportunity to retrieve and load a 9mm handgun that was inside the residence.

She then fired the weapon towards them, breaking up the argument and sending both suspects fleeing.

“She peeked her head out the door [and] fired a shot in their direction,” Lawrence County Constable Daniel Castle told WSAZ. “I think she did take some necessary steps to protect herself, although she may have…could have done it a little bit better, considering that she’s 14 years old, she did a good job.”

The suspects fled the scene just prior to Constable Castle and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Cook’s arrival.

Despite hours of searching, investigators were unable to locate them.

“I encourage everyone that can legally carry a firearm, to carry a firearm to protect themselves and their families just in case the need arises,” Constable Castle told WSAZ.

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nightangel00
nightangel00

Great job to the girl and her parents for teaching their kids how to protect themselves. Sounds like these kids were taught gun safety and proper use.

61mouse
61mouse

But won't hear a ONE good word from the liberals

Olehippie
Olehippie

Shame on the parents. They should teach their kids to be better shots. Great story!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Sounds like she may well have committed a crime. If people stop actively trying to break in (assuming that is really what they were doing) and have left the property then the resident no longer has the privilege of shooting them. I doubt she will be prosecuted, but it would be an interesting legal case.

Stricter gun control law should require that children not have access to guns without adult supervision.

Children tend to use them incorrectly (which strongly seems to be what happened here).

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FilthyRich1999
FilthyRich1999

If i were on the jury, i wouldn't convict. And if i were the judge in a bench trial, she would go free.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Yes, I understand that some people, when acting as jurors or judges, would nullify any gun crimes that they could imagine themselves committing. Kind of similar to how potheads will never vote to convict on an mj charge. Thankfully, a lot of these kinds of people would be screened out in voir dire.

Prosecutor: How many guns do you own, panel member #5?

FilthyRich1999: Twelve. All sizes shapes and colors. I use them quite frequently to shoot "savage animals" who are trying to break into my house. I love my country!

Prosecutor: Your honor, I am going to use a pre-emptory strike on this one turning to FilthyRich1999 Thank you for participating this morning, Panelist #5.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

I think she did just fine. So you’d rather see three dead girls than see her fire a shot as they were leaving? You’re part of the problem.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Nobody would have died if she held her fire. So, you are offering up a false dichotomy.

If anyone would have ended up dead here, it would have been an innocent bystander, or, more likely, a responding officer who just arrived at the scene. Of course, if a responding officer did take one in the eye, then she probably would be prosecuted.

ikaika
ikaika

What does "pre-emptory" mean? I've never seen that hyphenated word. I believe you mean "peremptory," Johnnie Cochran.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Here is one case:

Prieto v. Schweitzer Dist. Court, ND Ohio, 2019 - Google Scholar 76 days ago - … Supporting Facts: Violation of the equal protection clause by allowing the state of Ohio to use a pre-emptory challenge on the only African-American juror on the jury panel without establishing a race neutral explanation for the excusal of the potential juror

Can get you a couple dozen more if it would help you change your mind and agree with everything I am saying on this thd.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

I just wish she would’ve killed them both

Scattered
Scattered

Surely that is the most insane Moronic comment of all time. Did you bother to read the article? He had a shovel to break a window and had been trying to kick in the doors. What should she do wait till one of them grabs her or her sisters? She was taught how to load and shoot, obviously they don't keep it loaded in the house. Three girls and the one probably saved all their lives. I don't know why u are ever on this site with the stupid crap you say. Get a life

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Methinks the responding officer may have given her a little bit of help on her story. Even so, after they leave the property you no longer get to shoot them. Sorry, but them's the rules, and that is what law-enforcement officers are supposed to enforce, whether they personally agree, or personally do not agree.

J10107
J10107

Go back to law school Burgers Allday.

Just because the news station reported that the man with the shovel and the driver of the sedan stopped trying to get in and harm the 3 girls, because they were allegedly arguing doesn't mean that they weren't contemplating a new and even more heinous attack.

The Scumbags had such an overwhelming amount of force available to them that the 14 year old lawful defender and her sisters were at risk of death or serious bodily injury, SO HER USE OF THE FIREARM WAS LAWFUL.

1st year Law School Reference: Warren: On Homicide State (WV) v. Foley

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

I LIKE CONSTABLE CASTLE, MY KINDA GUY!