Rheams was out on parole after serving about 20 years in prison for armed robbery, authorities said. Officials also tied Rheams to an alleged carjacking that happened hours prior to the home invasion.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Jimmy Travis concluded the case appears to be a “homeowner exercising Second Amendment rights to protect herself and her children from a violent home invasion.”
Originally reported on CBS News HERE
What Can We Learn?
Know your limits, know your abilities, train and practice. We don’t know the entire story. All we know is a man broke into a woman’s house and the woman defended her family. I would love to know what “the homeowner and Rheams got into a fight” to analyze what the homeowner did during the altercation. However, we only know what the reporter wrote. What we do know is she knew she was in danger. She knows her family depends on her. This woman did what she had to so her children were safe. We can assume that she was prepared for a home invasion, she safely grabbed her gun, and took the steps needed to stop the danger. We can all protect ourselves with the right tools and the right training!