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    BLUE MOUND, Texas— When two gunmen smashed through the glass front door of her suburban Fort Worth home, Kellie Hoehn didn't think twice.


    The 34-year-old mother of two grabbed a shotgun that had been pointed at her face early Wednesday, starting a struggle that ended with one intruder killed with his own weapon and another in the hospital.

    "I wasn't going to let them get to my babies," she said, recalling the moment when she pushed up the muzzle of the shotgun, pointing it away from her children's rooms.
    Although the intruders told her to keep quiet, she screamed for her husband. She told her 12-year-old son, who was awakened by the sound of the shattering glass front door, to get his 5-year-old sister and hide.

    "It was like a horror movie," her husband, 32-year-old Keith Hoehn, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I thought I was a dead man. We're fighting for our lives."
    With Kellie Hoehn clinging to the weapon's muzzle, her husband tackled the man who held the shotgun. She knocked the intruder in the head with a jar candle, giving her husband a chance to wrest the shotgun.

    By then the tussle had spilled out onto the front lawn. Keith Hoehn shot one of the men who had a pistol, police said. Wounded, that man ran away. Then the intruder who initially had the shotgun charged Keith Hoehn. Kellie Hoehn told The Dallas Morning News that she screamed at her husband, "Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him."

    Her husband fired the shotgun and the man fell to the ground. Then the shot man lunged a second time. "Well, I shot him again, and I guess that was it," Keith Hoehn said.

    Dakota Scott Benoit, 20, of Richland Hills, was pronounced dead at a hospital. John Garland Pierson, 25, of Haltom City, was in critical condition and in police custody at the hospital.

    "I am not happy that someone is dead," Kellie Hoehn said. "But I am glad that my family is alive."

    Police said Pierson was shot in the left arm and the bullet pierced his diaphragm and other organs but his condition was improving. He will face charges of burglary of habitation with intent to commit another felony, police said.

    Investigators say the couple were just defending their family and probably won't be charged.

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    Good story, glad the family is safe. Only would have been better if they had a firearm of their own accessible and shot the two intruders dead from the start, instead of having to go through the drama of struggling for a shotgun after it was shoved in the wife's face. Talk about a messy situation.

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    True, true...But the burglars got what they deserved...

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    my gosh they were lucky !! i saw where some homeowner in charlotte shot an intruder yesterday too.

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    These BGs will never learn, that people will not put up with they a$$ anymore, and by us OC they will see that

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    great story

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    Here's another story that happened Friday night. And people ask why we carry guns....

    Homeowner shoots masked home intruder
    Posted: Today at 11:10 a.m.
    Lumberton, N.C. —

    A Fayetteville man says he fired shots at two would-be robbers, fatally shooting one, Friday night.

    Richard J. Opdenhoff said he and his wife were sitting with their dogs in their living room watching TV shortly before 11 p.m. when two masked men invaded his home and attempted to rob them at gunpoint.

    Opdendhoff, who had access to his gun, said he fired three to five shots at the men, hitting one of them. The other assailant got away.

    Fayetteville police identified the alleged assailant as Alton Jeffery McCrimmon, 23. He died in a neighbor's yard, investigators said.

    Authorities would not confirm that Opdenhoff fired the gun that killed McCrimmon but said no charges have been filed against the resident who shot him.

    Opdenhoff said he has been on edge since the April shooting death of his stepdaughter, Jessica Cahoon, who was shot in the head by assailants who ambushed her and her boyfriend who were returning from a birthday party.

    He said he bought the gun out of fear the assailants would harm her boyfriend or other family members.

    Authorities later arrested the men responsible for Cahoon's death, but Opdenhoff said he and his wife are still fearful.

    He said he is confident that police will find and arrest the other assailant involved in Friday's home invasion.

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