Why Arm Yourself: Repeat Violent Criminal Nearly Kills Elderly Couple During Home Invasion

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — An elderly couple endured a vicious beating by a repeat violent criminal during a home invasion on January 24th. The man accused of the crime, 49-year-old Anthony Kamaka Shaw, was arrested Thursday.

Shaw was released from jail just two days before the incident. A recount of what happened that day was given in the article:

Recounting statements from the couple, a Renton police detective said the elderly man was downstairs watching television when Shaw broke in.

The man suffered a skull fracture and a gash to his head. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was placed on a breathing machine for some time. He had no memory of the attack.

Shaw then rushed upstairs, where he attacked the elderly woman, according to charging papers. She suffered a bruise to her eye and cuts to her forehead and a finger. She was knocked unconscious in the attack.

Investigators claim Shaw attacked both residents with a wrench recovered from the home.

Having incapacitated the residents, Shaw rummaged through the home looking for valuables, the detective continued.

The woman regained consciousness and called 911. Police arrived to find both residents lying on the floor in pain.

Shaw is currently in jail on $750,000 bail. If the 49-year-old is ever released from custody again, even after serving time for this crime if convicted, I’ll wager $500 right now that he’ll commit another violent crime after his release.

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This 74-year-old woman was assaulted Saturday night when a man broke into her Renton home and beat and robbed her and her husband. Photo: Renton Police Department

This couple have lived to the ages of 86 and 74, only to be beaten to near death by a man who has no respect for life. As a result of the attack, both have memory issues because of the trauma and are undergoing physical therapy, as well as counseling for the emotional distress.

Talk to your parents about arming themselves if they don’t already. Talk to your grandparents about arming themselves if they don’t. Talk to your friends. Talk to anyone who will listen. With logic, safety and awareness, we can successfully defend against these thugs that only look to do harm.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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