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A home invasion suspect is dead after he met up with a homeowner who was armed.

The incident took place around 10 p.m. local time Sunday in Anderson County, South Carolina, according to WSPA-TV.

The suspect, 39-year-old Efren Nectali Ramirez from Honduras, reportedly forced his way into Antwain Moton’s home.

Moton’s wife, mother-in-law, and 4-year-old daughter were in the home when Ramirez reportedly broke down the door.

Moton, who was playing Xbox at the time, jumped to his feet and pulled out a weapon.

“He was in the front door and closed the door behind him when I had to shoot him,” Moton recalled.

Moton, 35, fired his weapon once, striking Ramirez in the chest.

“Eventually I took it [into] my own hands,” he said. “That’s my 4-year-old daughter in the bedroom.”

Moton told WHNS-TV, “His hands were just coming toward us, like he was going to do some type of harm.”

Moton explained that Ramirez reportedly bit his wife and shoved his mother-in-law.

The homeowner called 911, but Ramirez was dead by the time first responders arrived.

“As soon as I shot him, I called 911, and tried to keep him responsive while I [spoke to the dispatcher],” he said.

Moton said that he didn’t want to take the intruder’s life, but he didn’t feel like he had another option.

“It hurts me that I took his life,” Moton admitted. “I didn’t want that to happen, but I had no other choice.”

Moton wonders what would have happened if he hadn’t been at home that fateful night.

“What if I wouldn’t have been home? What would he have done then?” Moton asked. “I had to protect them. That’s my family.”

Moton told the station that he wasn’t even sure why Ramirez chose his home.

“Why? Why did he have to come here?” he asked.

According to the station, Moton will likely not face charges in connection with the Sunday incident.

WSPA reported that the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting appears to be self-defense.

The investigation is still ongoing.



  1. Joy DB

    July 17, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Good for him – and God bless him! He saved his family from attack – and maybe death! – by his swift action!!

  2. William

    July 17, 2019 at 6:38 am

    And another misfit takes the room temperature challenge!

  3. Trump 2020

    July 17, 2019 at 6:54 am

    He is a hero.
    I hope he is a Trump supporter.
    Now, the left will come after him.
    They will try to convict him for something.

  4. Cindy

    July 17, 2019 at 7:30 am

    A man has a duty to provide and protect his family. Great job!

  5. SJ

    July 17, 2019 at 7:40 am

    He has a good heart, I hope he finds peace. God bless him.

  6. Earnie Bailey

    July 17, 2019 at 8:03 am

    If anyone breaks down the door, shooting that person is justified. I believe everyone would do the same.

  7. Joe

    July 17, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Better he kill the intruder than the intruder kills his daughter or His wife. One less piece of shit in this world.

  8. Gordon

    July 17, 2019 at 9:01 am

    You Loot, I Shoot

  9. Rebecca M Davis

    July 17, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Oh, Merciful Heavens! This poor homeowner is going to be tarred and feathered by the liberal media. I hope he gets counseling. He’s going to need it, as much for the liberal media attacks as for his justified shooting.

  10. Maureen

    July 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Mr. Moton did the right thing to protect his family. Thank goodness you and your family are safe. Many of us would have done the same! Breaking into someone else’s home has risks with death being one of those. Something to think about before making a very bad choice.

  11. Linda

    July 17, 2019 at 10:25 am

    So, the perp is on a cold slab in the morgue? Excellent.

  12. rcb

    July 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    NEVER BE SORRY FOR KILLING WHEN TRULY DEFENDING YOURSELF, AND YOUR FAMILY….what gives the perp the right to enter your home and attempt to harm you……

  13. Patrick

    July 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    What he did was right. Unfortunately here in Canada they throw you in prison for defending yourself and your family. The law here would rather see you get harmed or killed. Our laws favor the criminals. It’s sad.

  14. Polly

    July 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Good.The man did well.He protected his family from a theif.who got what he deserved.

  15. LST

    July 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Good, one illegal cockroach gone, only a few million more to go. NEXT!

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