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Grandpa Shoots & Kills Man, 20, For Attempting To Rape Granddaughter

Fri, October 24, 2014 11:12am EDT by Lauren Cox 20 Comments
Grandpa Shoots Man

One brave grandfather saved his family, especially his teenage granddaughter, during a terrifying home invasion by 3 young men.

Kenneth Byrd, 67, found himself in a scary situation when three men invaded his home and kept him and his wife, Judy, 65, hostage at gunpoint. When the three men attempted to force themselves on his 19-year-old granddaughter, Kenneth snapped and somehow managed to retrieve his own gun and defend his family.

Grandfather Shoots & Kills Young Man For Trying To Rape Granddaughter

This is truly a heroic story.

When a young man knocked on Kenneth’s door looking for help with his car, the grandfather became alarmed when two more men appeared out of nowhere and forced their way into his home.

The three home invaders then forced Kenneth and his wife, Judy, towards the back of the home at gunpoint while demanding the couple open a private safe and give them their money, reports The Inquistr.

However, it was when the three men attempted to “gang rape” Kenneth’s teenage granddaughter that he decided to fight back. Although it’s not known where the the gun came from, Kenneth retrieved his own personal gun and used it to shoot all 3 of the intruders.

Unfortunately, they fired back — leaving Kenneth shot “several” times. He was airlifted to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Our thoughts go out to Kenneth and his family during this time. Hopefully, he is back to good health and home with his loved ones sooner rather than later.

3 Invaders Identified & Caught Shortly After Shooting

When the 3 home invaders left the Byrd home, they stole Kenneth’s gold Cadillac and used it as a getaway car.

The car was later discovered outside one of the intruders homes. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old was found lifeless in the front seat — apparently dying from gunshot wounds.

Thankfully, the other 2 intruders who survived being shot were reported to police when they checked into a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds.

They were later airlifted to a separate hospital for emergency surgeries, but police have confirmed they will be charged once they are released from the hospital’s care.

— Lauren Cox

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