The sheriff wasn't sure how the owner knew the young people were outside or if there was a confrontation or a threat, but he said a handgun was found at the scene that is believed to be owned by one of the suspects.
“I'm sorry that the homeowner had to do this. We will seek the advice of the solicitor's office, put all the evidence together and find out exactly what has to be done,” Wright said. “I've always been a big proponent of carrying a weapon with you if you want, but it's a big responsibility to carry one. You need to know where you need to do what with it.”
The sheriff said he doesn't know if the owner had a concealed weapons permit because he is legally allowed to have a gun in his own home with or without one.