Cannot be stressed enough.So the gun had a light on it?
He did not notice his wife was not in bed with him?
Sad story, but he is a moron.
Whatever happened to don't ever fire at something until you know what it is.
Being groggy and somewhat panicked is a given in such circumstances. I've been in such a situation a few times. I do have a plan and having a friendly "intruder" is part of that plan. I just couldn't point and shoot my gun at someone in the dark without an ID unless I'm actually being attacked, grappling, being bludgeoned or stabbed. It just goes way against the grain for me. I'm more than comfortable in the dark and only use a light at the last moment to ID friend or foe.Obviously, this story seems very suspicious, but in reality, some panic while being groggy and sleepy. It's not hard to see how it could happen. But one has to plan and rehearse what they will do at o-dark-thirty.
I emphasized this to my sons as they were becoming teens. If you think to you want to sneak out at night, that's one thing. But do not ever try to sneak back in. Sleep on the deck, ring the doorbell, share the doghouse, something til the morning. Sneaking in would be the problem.I will share my Dad almost shot me when I was a teenager, sneaking in the house after curfew. I didn't know it at the time. He told me years later.
Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens fairly often.
From the article:Prime reason I keep a flashlight with my gun on the nightstand.
The man said he woke up in the middle of the night, thought he heard an intruder and fired a single shot, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Officewww.nbcnews.com