A 65-years old woman shot a 19-year old home invader who broke into her house and assaulted her 73-year old fiancée in Fredericksburg, Texas. According to Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office, the 19-year old Cleto Neri Solorzano broke into the couple’s home at around 1 am and began assaulting the older man.
The 73-year old man heard noises and went to investigate in his back patio. The 19-year old broke through the door and hit the 73-year old Curtis Roys with a blunt object before restraining him in a chokehold, causing him to lose consciousness. The 65-year-old woman, Melody Lumpkin, pled with the invader to release her fiancée. Solorzano ignored her pleas before she retrieved a handgun and fired a warning shot.
The home intruder continued with the assault, which led Ms. Lumpkin to shoot at him on realizing that Mr. Roys had become motionless. The bullet hit Solorzano on the head causing him to release Mr. Roys. Solorzano was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio before being pronounced dead. The police said Ms. Lumpkin will not face any charges as she clearly acted in self-defense. The police said the young assailant was under the influence of drugs during the incident.
The older couple were lucky they had a firearm during the home invasion. Although Ms. Lumpkin will not face any charges, it is ridiculous that the police even considers whether to charge someone for shooting a violent home invader. There was no doubt that Mr. Roys would have died had the woman not intervened. The younger man could have assaulted her as well, and none of the older couples would have managed to call the ambulance
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