Fox 8 Cleveland says the 56-year-old homeowner’s son was visiting her in Akron when the doorbell rang. Her son moved to the back door, only to find a man neither he nor his mother knew trying to force his way into the home. At some point during the confrontation, the son armed himself with a handgun and the mother called 911.
“What’s going on there?” the dispatcher asks. A gunshot rings out immediately after that.
“Somebody is trying to break into my house,” the panicked mother replies, adding, “My son had to shoot the guy. He’s breaking in the house.”
Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards says the son held the door closed and ordered the intruder to leave; the man refused. At some point, the suspect managed to open the door again, prompting the son to fire another round.