Homeowner shoots man after home invasion in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Springfield Police arrested two brothers after a shooting and home invasion on Webber Street early Saturday morning.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told CBS 3 that two men began ringing a doorbell, kicking the door and threatened to “light up the house” at a residence on Webber Street shortly after midnight.
The two brothers eventually kicked the front door in, confronted the homeowner and refused to leave the home.
Delaney says the homeowner shot one of the brothers in the pectoral and through the arm. Both brothers fled the scene and were stopped running on Webber Street by quick responding police officers.
Arrested were 24-year-old Jordan Eady and 22-year-old Jason Eady, both of East Longmeadow.
Police determined the shooting to be justified in self-defense. The homeowner, who was home with a 3-year-old child, had a valid license to carry a firearm.
Jordan Eady was taken to Baystate Medical Center after being shot.
“It was an outstanding arrest by the responding officers, detective bureau and Massachusetts State Police,” Delaney said. “It appears that the Eady brothers were at the wrong house and picked the wrong homeowner to threaten.”
Springfield Police are charging both men with armed burglary, threat to murder and defacement of real property.
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