Man fires on intruders who aim gun at 12-year-old brother

Jennifer Cruz for reports:

A violent home invasion in Las Vegas turned into a shootout after a 23-year-old man opened fire on two intruders who had pointed a gun at his 12-year-old brother and attacked his mother.

Just after 9 a.m., the female suspect, who was later identified as 29-year-old Tarneshia Harris, but also goes by the name Tiffany Carter, knocked at the front door of the home, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The 12-year-old answered the door and Harris told him her car broke down and asked if she could use the phone. The boy said okay, but as he closed the door, Harris pushed him and put him in a headlock, while a second suspect, a male whose identity has not been released, forced his way into the home.

Armed with a stolen .22-caliber handgun, the male suspect pointed the pistol at the boy and told him to be quiet. But when the male kicked in a bedroom door where the boy’s older brother was sleeping, things took a different turn.

The suspect aimed the gun at the 23-year-old brother, who was still lying in the bed, but he grabbed a .40-caliber handgun that he keeps next to his bed. The suspect then fired a single shot, and the older brother returned fire, striking the suspect, who ran out of the bedroom.

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