BLAINE, KY — A brave 14 year old girl saved her and her siblings, 15 and 16 years old who were home alone while their father was at work and the mother had just left to go the grocery store, the police report said.
Two male individuals arrived at their residence. One sat in the car while the other tried to gain entry. The girls called 911 but were in fear the police would not arrive in time.
The suspect began violently kicking on the doors and once he realized they were secure, he walked to the backside of the home and picked up a shovel handle and approached a window with what looked like an intention of breaking it.
An argument between the driver and the man breaking in ensued. Seeing an opportunity, one of the sisters in the home grabbed a 9 mm pistol from a secure area, cracked the front door open and fired a shot towards the direction of the man.
The men left the scene immediately.
The girl who fired the shot was 14 years old knew how to properly load and discharge the weapon without anyone else harmed. Lawrence County Constable, Daniel Castle along with Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Cook, responded to the scene that occurred around 12:30pm in the afternoon.
The children, who were obviously shaken up, gave a brief description of the suspect’s vehicle. A white 4 door van with a dent in the side. The police searched the area for several hours but found nothing.
The mother who had been at the store and only left the residence ten minutes earlier to take a friend to the store, was advised to see the County Attorney Office to file charges. This could possibly be an isolated or random event to endanger that family only but the investigation is still being conducted.
“The young lady in this instance is a hero and did the correct thing,” Constable Castle said. “Educating your children about guns is a must but parents must use their own judgement when their child is mature enough to learn about gun safety or how to correctly use one”.
If anyone has any information that could help, please call the Lawrence County Sheriff Office or call 911.
Editor’s Note: The identities of the victims and or suspects have been omitted from this story.