FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - One man is dead and four others in jail after an attempted home invasion in Fairborn Monday afternoon.
Police responded to the house at 1006 Victoria Avenue around 5 p.m.. after a neighbor heard gunshots called 911.
"The resident decided to fight back and shot two of the men," said Sergeant Paul Hicks, with the Fairborn Police Department.
Ta'Vaun Fambrough, 19, of Dayton died at Miami Valley Hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Anthony Barwick, 20, of Dayton, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released into police custody. Barwick, along with London Norman, 23, Deron McGuire Jr., 23, and Tavaughn Lewis, 19, the other men police said were involved in the home invasion, are all being held in the Greene County Jail on charges of felony aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.
Police said the men went to the house with the intent to rob the occupants. They said Barwick pointed a plastic gun at Trent Seitz and Christopher Muse. That's when investigators said Muse shot Barwick in the leg and Fambrough in the chest.
"Seitz and Muse have not been charged in the fatal shooting," said Sgt. Hicks, who is calling this incident, self-defense.
The case has brought to light the very controversial and hot topic of gun laws in our country.
"We have the right to protect our home," said Larry Moore, who is a Region Leader with the Buckeye Firearm's Association.
Moore said this incident is a prime example as to why gun ownership should remain legal.
"It's for self defense and its needed when we have people in society who will break laws and who would come into your home," said Moore.
Moore also referenced the Castle Law/Doctrine.
"You have a right to protect your home, your castle," said Moore. "I believe most people would agree with that right even those people who don't have guns in their home."
Mervin Law lives next door to the Victoria Avenue home and agrees with Moore's statements.
"I think everyone has the right to protect their home and family," said Law.
The four men in custody were arraigned Tuesday.
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