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When 911 Can't Help; Homeowner Grabs His Gun, Shoots Intruder (Texas)

Resource: http://abc13.com/news/after-begging-911-for-help-homeowner-shoots-intruder/281811/
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Four years ago, Quentin Woods came home from his job as a mail carrier to find burglars inside his home. He told reporters he was just beginning to recover his sense of security when he was forced to shoot an intruder Tuesday morning.

Around 10a.m., Quentin, who is on medical leave, was resting before a physical therapy appointment when he awoke to his doorbell repeatedly ringing. Then the loud banging started.

"I was sleeping in, trying to get my rest. I heard the door bell ring. I'm like, who is this? I hear a strong knock. I'm like, something going on. I get up, I hear stuff at the door, I'm like, something is happening. I went and got my gun"




Quentin looked outside and saw a Black Ford Mustang that should not have been there. He said he "knew this was going to be bad" so he grabbed his called 911, begging them for help as the intruders tried to kick in the door. 

Quentin waited behind a wall for several moments, hoping police would arrive. The door withstood the kicks but the doorframe shattered.

"All I know is, a person come in. I'm like, what's going to happen, what's going to happen? That's when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I'm telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn't want to stop"


Quentin fired a single shot into the chest of 25-year-old Avery Jamal Powell. Powell collapsed to the ground and began begging to make a phone call. Eventually police arrived and Powell was taken by Life Flight helicopter for emergency treatment.

Paroled last November on felony charges, Powell now faces a charge of burglary of a habitation.