An 11-year-old successfully defended himself, his 4-year-old sister, and his home during an attempted mid-afternoon home invasion by a 16-year-old and an accomplice, by shooting the 16-year-old and driving off the accomplice. The children’s mother was out at the time.
Now the police are questioning the mother—no word on what they’re doing with the accomplice, who was caught a short time after the successful defense.
[P]olice want to know why the children were home alone and why the 11-year-old had access to a gun.
What’s the problem with being home “alone?” The 4-year-old was being babysat.
Why shouldn’t the boy have access to a weapon? He’s eleven years old, and there’s no indication he’s not been properly trained. He fired a single shot to effect his defense, though—that’s either a potful of luck, or perhaps he’s had the training.
Police believe the mother bought the gun after prior break-in attempts.
There’s a hint there.
The police are wasting resources.