Anderson homeowner protects family against armed suspect

Thanks to the quick thinking of an Anderson home owner, he not only saved his life but the lives of his entire family from an armed suspect.

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Anderson, Ind.

Thanks to the quick thinking of an Anderson home owner, he not only saved his life but the lives of his entire family from an armed suspect. That suspect, 18-year-old Quincy Davis of Anderson, is accused of kicking open the back door of the Swallows' home demanding cash Wednesday.

"Give me all of your money. Give me all of your money now or your dead if you don't I'll shoot you," Sonya Swallows said Davis' threatened.

Davis is accused of repeatedly pistol whipping the homeowners' son before Dale Swallows grabbed his own gun and ordered Davis out.


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"The dude cocked it back like he was going to shoot him and then Dale just shot him," said Dorothy Lynn Stevens, tenant.

"It sounded like the loudest fire cracker I ever heard," Sonya Swallows said.

Davis was shot once in the back and could barely crawl out of the home before the police arrived.

"I tried to ask the guy if he was okay and him just just lying there, he made me feel really bad he said, 'I think I'm dying," Stevens said.

At last check, Davis was in critical but stable condition at Wishard Hospital.

Police said this isn't his first brush with the law.

"This investigation is ongoing but right now there are no charges filed but I guess you could say his motives were not pure, " said PIO Mitch Carroll of the Anderson Police Department,

Pure or not somehow the Swallows have found compassion for the young man who was seconds away from potentially taking their own lives.

"I do hope he's okay and that he's done well. I don't want no harm to be done to him," Stevens said.

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