San Francisco: Homeowner Wrestles Gun Away From Intruder and Shoots Him

gun_grabA man whose home in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood was invaded by three robbers early Tuesday managed to wrestle away one of the assailant’s guns and use it to critically wound him, police said.

The chaotic incident – which left the resident and his wife with bullet wounds as well – began about 2:30 a.m., when three men pried open the door of a home atop an automotive garage on Elmira Street near Industrial Street, said police Sgt. Dennis Toomer.

Inside the home were a 37-year-old man, his 31-year-old wife and their two children, police said. Neighbors said the couple have three children, including a newborn baby.

One of the robbers shot the man in the leg and the woman in the chest, police said, before the man was able to grab the gun.

The robber who was shot and the woman suffered life-threatening injuries, while the male resident suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Toomer said. All three were being treated at San Francisco General Hospital. Their names were not released.

The two other robbers fled. The children at the home were not hurt.


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