Semantha Bruce, 21, lives in Charlotte, NC and is a combat medic in the National Guard. She is married with two young children.
On Nov. 5th, she was in her bedroom breastfeeding her child, when she heard knocks at the door and the doorbell ring. Soon after, a couple of men broke into her home, armed with weapons.
One of the suspects fires his weapon first, after meeting Semantha at her bedroom door. What they weren’t prepared for was return fire. It’s clear that these savages were ready to execute Semantha and her child just for being in their own home.
Semantha was unfortunately hit twice but is now recovering at home after having surgery. Her baby is safe, thanks to mom’s quick thinking and ability to neutralize the situation.
One of the suspects, Reco Latur Dawkins, Jr, 23, is in police custody after he turned himself in. The other suspect is still at large.
It’s great that this remarkable woman was prepared to protect herself and child. Had she not responded in the manner that she did I’m sure the headlines would read much different.
This will be something she never forgets and something her baby will never remember.
Original story here.
What would you do if someone broke into your home armed with weapons? How would you protect your little ones? Would you be able to respond in time?