The fact of the matter is if guns are made illegal, the outlaws would still have theirs, while this man that was able to save his family, would have been unable to do so.
On Thursday afternoon, Valdosta Police issued arrest warrants for 40 year-old Tony Bean, the second suspect in the home invasion at 308-A on Emory Street early Monday morning.
Bean is currently in the Lowndes County Jail on unrelated charges. The arrest warrants were issued for one count of burglary, one count of party to the crime of aggravated battery, and two counts of party to the crime of aggravated assault.
Arrest warrants for 22 year-old Travis Stewart were issued on Monday afternoon in connection with the home invasion and shooting Monday night. Warrants were issued for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary.
Just minutes after 11 p.m. Monday night, two men, one armed with a rifle the other with a handgun, kicked in the door to apartment A at 308 Emory Street in an attempt to rob the apartment. 56 year-old Chen Zhao was inside with her husband and 15 year-old son William Zhao.
“At some point during the incident, one of the offenders shot a round and struck the son in the lower torso or leg area. The wife ran to the back of the home where the husband was at and at that time she was shot in the arm,” explained Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.
Both Chen and her son William were taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment and are expected to recover.
But before the suspects could steal anything, the husband, Tian Zhao, came to the front of the home with a gun of his own and unloaded on the suspects. “During that incident, the two offenders were shot several times,” said Childress.