An Indianapolis woman with two small children was horrified to find an armed thug in her home right after hearing a strange noise, which she went to investigate. As she walked toward her front door, she came face to face with the man who broke in and knew he wasn’t there with good intentions. In an instant, her immense fear was overcome by her motherly instincts to protect her babies, and this thug rightfully got a brutal surprise.
According to local news source NBC4, the shocking incident took place on Wednesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 1 p.m. on the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard in Indianapolis, Indiana. The mother of two small children, ages 3 and 6, was at home alone with them and two other children, an infant and a boy age 7, who she was watching at the time of the home invasion. According to investigators, the woman heard someone breaking into her apartment and pulled out her gun as she went to investigate.
In the following moments, the woman came face to face with 19-year-old Michael Hawkins, armed and standing inside her home near the door. This time, there wasn’t going to be a victim, just a dead thug. With a deadly aim, she shot Hawkins multiple times, killing him instantly. According to police, the woman and children were unharmed. That fact could have changed if the woman was not armed.
“The homeowner stated she had heard the sound of someone breaking into her home. When she went to investigate what was going on, she noticed there was an individual inside her house, and that’s when shots were fired,” said Officer Aaron Hamer, IMPD. “Inside the apartment at the time were several children under the age of seven,” he added.
According to Eyewitness News, one neighbor said he heard several shots come from the home. At first, he thought they were firecrackers. Then, he said he saw people running from the home and a dead man laying in the doorway. According to police, two other suspects, who may have been present at the time of the shooting, are being sought out. One reportedly fled on foot while another drove away.
Shortly after police responded to the 911 call, the parents of the dead suspect arrived at the scene where their 19-year-old son had just been shot dead by the woman who was protecting her children and herself. A man who was speaking with investigators identified himself as the dead teenager’s father and told News8 that he was at work when he got the call about his son. He also told a reporter from News8 that his son went by the nickname “Lucky.”
“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana, and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer. I could not agree with Officer Hamer more. This mother had every right to shoot Hawkins dead after finding him in her home armed. She did what any protective and loving mother would have done.
Just days ago, Mad World News reported on another deadly home invasion in the same city during which an Indianapolis man woke up to the sound of 18-year-old Derrick Johnson Jr. breaking into his home. To protect his wife and 3-year-old child, the man shot Johnson dead. These home invasions happened just two days apart, and both involved teenagers turning to a life of crime and ending up dead.
Unfortunately, the number of times a homeowner is killed or hurt during home invasions far outnumbers the incidents where they are able to subdue or kill the suspect. The stories in which the homeowner triumphs are usually credited to the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms. This is something that mainstream media and the liberal gun-control crowd does not want you to hear about. So, we work diligently to bring you these important stories. God bless America and this mother who saved herself and her babies from a violent armed thug.