CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - A Carroll County family faces a volley of shots in a home invasion. Several men came into their apartment.
As the residents tried to run for cover, the husband and father grabbed a handgun and started shooting back.
The intruders ran out. What Carey Crowder instinctively did, ended up getting him in trouble. Because Crowder had been in trouble with the law, he is not allowed to possess any firearm. So when authorities came out to the shooting, they identified Crowder, who was wounded, and he now faces a charge of gun possession by a felon.
"What was I supposed to do," Crowder said, "Let 'em kill 'em"
An attorney for Crowder is trying to get the Carroll County District Attorney to drop the gun possession count. Samuel Rael said Crowder is employed and is trying to turn his life around.