A father of four defended his home in Philadelphia against an armed robber in a move that can only be described as superhuman after he was shot twice.
KYW-TV reported that on Monday night two men burst into the home and one of them shot the father in the face and leg.
But the father, who was only identified as Ruben by neighbors, wasn’t going down without a fight and shot one of the men dead.
The other suspect fled the scene.
“There was a struggle between the 27-year-old homeowner and these two males. One of the perpetrators did shoot the homeowner two times, in his mouth and his leg,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told KYW-TV.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the homeowner was in serious condition at Hahnemann Hospital.
The mother had been upstairs putting to bed their four young daughters, who were between the ages of 5 months and 4 years. Luckily none of them were hurt during the exchange of fire.
“He’s going to survive, but he has a long recovery road ahead of him,” a friend and coworker of the mother, who did not wish to be identified, told the Inquirer.
Fox News reported that investigators said 11 shots were fired between the father and the suspects.
The colleague added that the couple had just celebrated the birth of a daughter months ago.
“She’s a mother before anything, and he’s a loving father to her and all seven kids together,” she said. “They’re just a loving family.”
Police were still searching for the second suspect.
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To hear of this father fighting back to protect his family is amazing. Hopefully he will make a quick recovery.
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H/T U.K. Daily Mail