Thanks to gun control laws and the left’s opposition to the Castle Doctrine, criminals in most states are pretty comfortable betting that a home they break into will not have an owner inside with a loaded handgun or shot gun.
But as one MMA fighter proved, we all have the right to bear arms, literally! He used only his arms and fists to take care of business against four intruders who broke into his home trying to stab him. One thug was armed with a shank, and another grabbed a knife from inside the home.
Joseph Torrez, who is 27 years old, has an impressive record as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete. Those four gang members found out just how talented he was after breaking into his home around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
As Mad World News reports, their names were Sal Garces (25), Raymond Garces (19), Nathan Avalos (20), and Leonard Calvillo (22).
And there was one death…
A home invasion early New Year’s Day left one alleged intruder dead, another hospitalized and two others in jail as the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate.
Deputies found Sal Garces, 25, stabbed and beaten near a home in the 600 block of King James Avenue in Doña Ana. He died at the scene.
Around that time, Nathan Avalos, 20, was transported to an El Paso hospital with what DASO called “severe” facial injuries.
Sal Garces, his 19-year-old brother Raymond Garces, Avalos and 22-year-old Leonard Calvillo reportedly had forced their way into the mobile home about 2 a.m.
Once inside, the deadly fight started among the alleged intruders and the 27-year-old man living there. He has not been charged in connection to the incident because authorities believe he acted in self-defense. For those reasons, the Las Cruces Sun-News is not identifying him.
After the fight, Raymond Garces and Calvillo fled, authorities said. Las Cruces police helped deputies locate and arrest them, according to a news release. Both men face several felony charges. Avalos has not been charged, but the case is still under investigation.
Shamefully, the District Attorney’s office investigated, as he may have used excessive force! But thankfully, after much media attention and help from evidence provided by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, he was exonerated from wrong-doing.
This is good news! Self-defense is an essential right in a free society, and no one should have to second guess an opportunity to defend their home from violent criminals.