URGENT CHANGES NEEDED TO AUSTRALIAN LAW. CITIZENS MUST HAVE THE RIGHT OF SELF DEFENCE
By Anthony Fay
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say that two home invasion suspects threatened a homeowner that they were going to “light up the house,” and kept approaching the victim, even after he warned them he was armed.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Jordan Eady, 24, of East Longmeadow, was treated at the hospital for a single gunshot wound, which the homeowner fired in self-defense. He and his brother, Jovan Eady, 22, are both being charged with armed robbery, malicious damage to real property, and threat to commit a crime following the Saturday morning incident on Webber Street.
According to Delaney, the Eady brothers had been drinking and got their Chrysler 300 sedan stuck in a snow bank in front of the victim’s house around midnight. A 9-1-1 call stated that the two men were yelling and kicking at the front door, threatening that they were going to “light up the house.”
The two managed to kick-in the door, and Delaney says that the homeowner, “fearing for his life and the life of his young child,” grabbed his gun. The suspects confronted the homeowner, who saw one of them reaching for his belt as if to retrieve a weapon.
He says that the homeowner warned the brothers, but Jordan Eady kept moving toward him, so he fired.
The two then ran away, but they were caught by arriving police officers moments later.
Delaney says that the homeowner’s gun was properly licensed and registered.