Dad fired off a warning shot, which the intruder ignored. When Large continued into the kitchen, mom and son opened up, killing him.
“It’s not a very far reach to assume that if someone’s forcing their way into your residence early in the morning, they’re not there to wish you well,” Police Chief Gary Hester said. “That’s your castle that a reported intruder is coming into, so whether he was armed or not armed, when he failed to retreat, they certainly had a right — if it turns out this way — would have a right to defend themselves.”
At least one neighbor agreed.