Home intruders beat up, knock out resident. But his younger brother comes to the rescue with a gun.

Home intruders beat up, knock out resident. But his younger brother comes to the rescue with a gun.
A West Virginia man (right) came home Saturday morning to find three intruders inside his house who he said beat him up and knocked him out. But the victim's younger brother (left) came downstairs armed with a gun. (Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot)

A West Virginia man came home Saturday morning to very unwelcome guests — three intruders inside his Logan residence who he said charged at him, held him down, choked him, kicked him and knocked him out after slamming a gun on his head.

Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot
Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot

“I couldn’t yell, I couldn’t get my hands on anything,” the victim told WSAZ-TV. “Yeah, I pretty much thought I was dead.”

Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot
Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot

But the attackers were about get some serious pushback — from the victim’s younger brother.

Adam Jones came downstairs armed with a gun of his own and “just opened fire,” he told the station.

Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot
Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot

Jones said he fired a warning shot over the head of one of the crooks, wounded two of them — and all three hightailed it out of the house.

“There’s a chance they could have killed both of us,” Adam Jones recalled to WSAZ.

Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot
Image source: WSAZ-TV video screenshot

What happened to the alleged intruders?

  • Hakeem Norman and Cody Tomblin suffered non life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital to the Southwestern Regional Jail, investigators told the station.
  • Both are charged — along with Kareem Wyche — with nighttime burglary, unlawful assault and conspiracy, WSAZ said. Norman also is charged with malicious wounding, the station added.
  • All three are being held at Southwestern Regional Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond, WSAZ reported.

What did authorities say about the homeowner who fired at the intruders?

  • Police told the station a preliminary investigation shows the homeowner acted in self defense.
  • There’s no word yet reported on a motive for the home invasion, WSAZ reported.

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