An aged veteran bludgeoned an armed home intruder to dying in South Carolina after the assailant attacked his wife with a knife, authorities stated.
Herbert Parrish, 82, was inside with his 79-year-old wife, Lois, after they heard a knock Monday on the again door of their home in Aiken County, information station WACH reported.
“I opened the door and he stated he was searching for his little white Chihuahua and needed to know if I noticed it,” Lois instructed the outlet.
However when Lois instructed him she had not and tried to shut the door, the person, later recognized as 61-year-old Harold Runnels, compelled his means inside the home.
Runnels then pulled out a big knife and started attacking her, the outlet reported.
Parrish, a Vietnam veteran, stated he feared for the couple’s lives, so he determined to “do one thing fast and get the sting on him.”
“I felt, we’re gone. He’s going to kill us and take what he can take,” Parrish stated.
Parrish stated he grabbed a shotgun that was hanging on his wall by the door, then attacked the person till he was unconscious.
“I began hitting him within the head with the barrel and I do know I will need to have hit him at the least 10 instances proper within the face, simply as exhausting as I might hit him,” Parrish stated.
Rummels was delivered to the hospital, the place he later died from his accidents, the outlet reported.
Each Parrish and his wife had been additionally injured, however are anticipated to get better, the report stated.