The Longmont Times-Call
Parents trained their child in the use of a firearm - (+1)LONGMONT — A boy fired a gun and chased away a burglar who tried to break into a house north of the city this afternoon, deputies said.
Ryan Dohoney was home alone when he heard a burglar inside the house, 11909 Vermillion Road, at about 12:30 p.m., Boulder County Sheriff's deputies said.
Dohoney fired a shot to scare the burglar off. The burglar fired one shot, ran out the door and ran from the property, deputies said. The burglar was dressed in black and wore a mask, deputies said.
Deputies did not say who fired the first shot, though both were fired inside the house. No one was injured.
Deputies rushed to the scene after dispatchers received calls about shots being fired. Investigators did not locate the suspect immediately.
The boy and his family were not available for comment as of 3 p.m.
Child had access to the weapon when he needed it - (+1)
Confrontation had a good outcome for the good guy - (+1)
Paper printed the name and address of a minor involved - (-2)
Overall score - (+1)