Father Fatally Shoots Man Naked Except For Mask In Daughter's Bedroom

Tom Gantert

Dr. Aaron LaTowsky caught a naked, mask-wearing burglar in his daughter's bedroom on May 13 and fatally shot him.

Scottsdale, AZ – A homeowner confronted a naked, masked man in his daughter’s bedroom on Wednesday night and fatally shot the burglar when he lunged at him holding a piece of wood.

The incident happened just before 10:53 p.m. on May 13 when Dr. Aaron LaTowsky, a Phoenix-area urologist, arrived at his home located near Pima Road and Pinnacle Peak Drive and discovered one of the doors was open, KSAZ reported.

Everyone was asleep inside the house except the family’s Doberman, Sadie, who was barking like crazy down hall toward the doctor’s daughter’s bedroom.

“So I came inside, and I saw one of our side doors was open and she was barking down the hall towards my kids' bedrooms," he explained.

LaTowsky, 41, told KSAZ that he grabbed his shotgun and went to see what was going on.

He found a naked man, wearing only a mask, inside his little girl’s bedroom.

LaTowsky said that the burglar came at him with a big piece of wood in his hands, according to KSAZ.

"He basically was lunging at me, so it was very quick," the doctor said. "He had his hands in the air. I could see something dark or black coming at me, and again it was very, very close, so I fired almost immediately."

LaTowsky fired two shots and killed the burglar, KSAZ reported.

Police have not yet identified the man who broke into the LaTowskys’ home but said he appeared to be 18 or 19 years old.

LaTowsky’s wife, dermatologist Dr. Brenda LaTowsky, was grateful her husband arrived home just when he did, KSAZ reported.

“We never would have known," she said. "We would have continued to sleep and sleep through it. So I’m just so thankful."

Scottsdale police said that shortly before LaTowsky called 911 to report he’d shot a burglar, officers responded to a call about an attempted break in at a home near Alma School and Happy Valley Roads, KSAZ reported.

The homeowner scared the suspect off before police arrived, but officers said the dead man matched the description of the earlier burglar.

LaTowsky said it was the first time his family’s home has ever been broken into, but he was very glad he was prepared when it happened, KSAZ reported.

"God Bless America and the Second Amendment," the doctor said. "Glad I was able to protect my family. God bless the police for coming so quick to take care of us."

LaTowsky’s wife, nanny, and three children were asleep inside the home when the incident occurred but none of them were injured, according to KSAZ.

Comments (113)
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Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

You gotta love a happy ending.

007karley
007karley

Yes. God Bless America and the Second Amendment!!

BLUsupporter
BLUsupporter

How do 5 people sleep through a Doberman barking outside their bedrooms??

Bud
Bud

I can't believe he didn't have an alarm.

stooge819
stooge819

Happy ending, but the epilogue would be that my wife would make me sell the house.

Pc man
Pc man

He should definitely be awarded man of the year

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

“Another one bites the dust”🎖Homeowner of the Month Award!

XanderKing13
XanderKing13

Go Fund Me? Are you kidding?

rhh33672
rhh33672

Ask go fund me to close the account.

RunCop
RunCop

Good guy (with a gun): 1
Scumbag animal thug : 0

ajl1957
ajl1957

A hero

CoastalCharlie
CoastalCharlie

The only gun control that deserves any support it, hitting what you are shooting at!

CoastalCharlie
CoastalCharlie

Shotgun with double tap! All is well with yet another story with a very happy ending!

DocRyder
DocRyder

"LaTowsky’s wife, nanny, and three children were asleep inside the home when the incident occurred" "just before 10:53 p.m" with a doberman "who was barking like crazy down hall toward the doctor’s daughter’s bedroom." The guy walks into his house in the middle of this, grabs a shotgun and kills the intruder. I'm sorry but something just doesn't add up here...

LEO0301
LEO0301

We could certainly reduce the prison population if more people followed in the good doctor's footsteps. Even liberal governors should buy into that solution... Except for Cuomo who prefers victimizing the public instead.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good job, Doc!!!👍

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

The story should have been titled, “Wild Animal Fatally Shot trying to attack Gun Owner’s Daughter.”

Stan2018
Stan2018

This degenerate got what was coming to him! A GoFundMe, really. Bury him in a Potters Field, or just let the coyotes and buzzards have him. They gotta eat too!

Ohhellno
Ohhellno

Mr bright and well mannered was about to rape a little girl and rune her life he got just what he deserved just roll him off in a ditch the buzzards are hungry.

rhj10077
rhj10077

There all great people till their caught with there pants down. O Sorry he did not have any on he was sun bathing at night. Go fund me for what the trauma he was going to put that little girl through.

Michael A. Katz
Michael A. Katz

Done Deal, Good Shooting!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Dog may not of even started barking till the doctor entered the house, then the protect mode kicked in!

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

This is the outcome when little boys play big boy games!!!! Great job Dad, protecting his family and property!!!! Glad he had a piece of wood in his hand and "lunged" at you (wink wink), almost exactly what it would have been at my house, except he would have had a kitchen knife! I love it when the bad guys lose!

TruelyTexan
TruelyTexan

I don't know how the wife and nanny could sleep thru the Dobbie barking. Anyone who has or has had Doberman knows the yap yap of the squirel wont come down and play bark. They also know the "Danger Will Robbinson, Danger." Bark that will promts everyone to go see whats wrong. The first time my 3yo grand-daughter heard my Dobbie bark at a man walking in the alley she ran in the house. She came back outside with me once he stopped barking his "angry" bark as she put it. She said she wasn't affraid of his bark but just had a feeling to get away from whatever he was barking at then.

DarrellB
DarrellB

While I love a feel good story to start my day, something is wrong here. The whole family is "sleeping soundly", undisturbed, not alerted to that large Doberman barking like crazy in the hallway????
The result is still great.
Jim's link to the AZ article makes things MUCH more clear than the mess presented above

Farmer
Farmer

...and nobody in the house heard the dog barking?

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

"A homeowner confronted a naked, masked man in his daughter’s bedroom on Wednesday night and fatally shot the burglar when he lunged at him holding a piece of wood."
This really could have been written better LOL

FSchloss
FSchloss

I've known people to sleep through gunfire and once even an explosion that leveled a house. The real problem, to me, is that people's dogs bark and they learn to tune it out. You have to be willing to get up out of a nice warm bed and go check your home. I am, and so are many on this board, but other people tend to live in Condition White, and are therefore at risk. I no longer have my dobes, but I do have very loud dogs. It's also possible that I have one of Hans Vang's best products close by.

uncabubba
uncabubba

Well he's well mannered now.

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

Yay for the 2nd amendment! The Drs. need to have an alarm system in place!

ManwithNoname
ManwithNoname

And the Democrats want to take your guns away.

Schick56
Schick56

I hope he blew his nuts off with the first shot, just to make him suffer before the fatal shot, 😠

taz2350
taz2350

I'm sure that they probably have an alarm but since the Dr. was outside in a shed on the property it may not have been activated. As for the wife and nanny not hearing the dog barking it depends on the location of the rooms in the house. I've seen pictures from another source for the story that showed the residence was a large mansion. And for the individual who suggested that the daughter had snuck someone into her room the oldest daughter appears to be at the most five or six years old. I wish that people would read and research before making comments like that. Everyone have a blessed day.

Mac na Ceardadh
Mac na Ceardadh

ShadowGryphon, we have American Bulldogs. They rarely bark so when they do, we pay attention. Too, if you break into our home, the dogs just go to work. No one can sleep through that noise.

LynnL
LynnL

So many people questioning about a barking dog didn't consider the scenario that he found the door open and the dog barking within seconds of the intruder coming in , likely since his no innocents were harmed.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

If I was the cop: Sir, why did you shoot this teenager twice?
Father: he was naked in my daughters room and came out me with a weapon.
Me: Here is the problem. you need to practice more. this is clearly self defense. come to the range with me next week, and you will be able to put 6 bullets in the thread, until the threat is stopped.

HH3
HH3

Maybe he should have sent the dog in first. The dog may have had a new chew toy!!!🤣

Jami134
Jami134

The daughter looks about 6 or 8. You think she snuck a 19 year old man into her room?

WIgirl
WIgirl

A very bright and well mannered young man??? Are you kidding me? Go find me?? Come on!!!! Breaking into someone’s house and getting yourself killed wasn’t too bright if you ask me...just sayin.


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