When the doorbell rings at 5 in the morning, it’s usually not good news. So when a homeowner opened the door to see a strange man, who apologized for “being at the wrong home,” he closed the door—and prepared for something more sinister.
Seemingly inevitably, seconds later the stranger kicked in the door of the Dallas-area home. Thankfully, the homeowner had armed himself and opened fire, and responding officers found the suspect in the street critically wounded. After treatment at a nearby hospital, doctors report he is expected to survive.
A next-door neighbor, Savannah Askin, told KDFW FOX 4, “I hear someone screaming, and then I hear 5 or 6 gunshots, so I freaked out. I ran to my bathroom, locked myself in.” Askin also said she heard loud music, most likely from the suspect’s Dodge Charger, and questioned why a potential burglar would make such an uproar.