Guns Save Lives: Son shoots home invader stabbing his father

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Another man’s life was saved by a gun when his son shot a man who was stabbing him during an early morning home invasion.

Hollis Forman, 38, broke into a San Diego, California home around 6:30 a.m. on July 16. When the 54-year-old homeowner interrupted his burglary attempt, Forman pulled out his knife and began brutally stabbing him.

But while Forman was armed with a knife, the homeowner’s 20-year-old son had a gun.

“The (intruder) began assaulting the homeowner, at which point the homeowner’s 20-year-old son retrieved a firearm and shot the intruder,” said San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree told local Fox 5.

A wounded Forman fled the residence but fell into the pool, where police found him dead.

“The suspect was in the backyard in the pool area with a gunshot wound to his upper body,” said Dupree. “The suspect was pronounced deceased there at the scene.”

The homeowner survived the attack thanks to the gun, but was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds to the upper torso.

Research by economist John Lott finds guns are used to defend life or property as many as 2.5 million times a year.