A Georgia homeowner was in his front yard talking to a man and a woman at four in the morning when three young thugs approached them.
There were two sixteen-year-olds and a fifteen-year-old and they had covered their faces.
One of them took out a gun and began firing.
The homeowner then returned fire and all three were on the ground. One died on the spot and the other two were taken to the hospital where they died.
Police are investigating and believe it is a case of standing your ground. A neighbor said that he heard five shots that sounded like handgun fire and shortly thereafter many more shots sounding like rifle fire.
The homeowner owns a semi-automatic rifle.
A Georgia homeowner returned fire against three would-be robbers early Monday morning, killing all three.
Two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old reportedly covered their faces and approached a Conyers, Georgia, residence around 4 a.m. Monday, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
The homeowner was outside along with another man and a woman with him at the residence. When one of the would-be robbers took out a gun and began firing, the homeowner shot back.
“The victims of the attempted robbery were all uninjured, but the three attempted robbery suspects were all shot during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to their injuries, one on scene and two at a local hospital after being transported,” said sheriff’s department in a news release, according to CNN.
“I heard a guy yelling for help. ‘Help me, help me, I’m dying, I’m dying, help me, help me,” neighbor Brian Jenkins told CNN affiliate WSB.
Carlos Watson, a neighbor who ran outside to help told the network he heard five handgun shots, then “a slew of shots” from what he thought was “an assault rifle.”