84-Year-Old Vet Still Has It, Kills Intruder With One Shot, Overpowers Another in Physical Scuffle

Using a loaded gun he keeps under his pillow, Don Lutz, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran, was more than a match for two men who broke into his home. 

This veteran is 84 years old, and he’s still serving his country as an honest-to-God badass.

According to local media reports cited by RT, Lutz awoke early on Friday morning to the sound of glass shattering, a result of two men breaking into his home

The veteran got out of bed only to be confronted by one of the invaders. 

“I was in bed sleeping, they woke me up,” said Lutz while speaking to CBS-affiliate, KDKA TV. Woken up to them busting in on my front door, and I went out in the hallway in the dark, and I met this one guy, and he went to grab me and that’s when I shot him.”  

The 84-year-old, some media reports suggest he is actually 85, habitually sleeps with a loaded gun beneath his pillow, something he doesn’t regret. 

“What’s the point of having a gun if it’s not loaded?” he said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

According to Lutz, he only pulled the trigger once. This was enough to fatally wound one of the intruders, who later died on the veteran’s kitchen floor. 

Lutz then engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the second attacker, who managed to escape, something the veteran regrets. 

“Oh yeah, I would have shot him. They dropped the gun out of my hands; it was lying on the floor. I would have shot him, too,” he said before adding that he was “a little sore from scuffling” with the invaders. 

“I had my gun. I’m an expert with guns. You do what you have to do,” Lutz said after explaining that he wasn’t scared during the encounter. 

Although law enforcement is investigating the situation, a member of the local police force, Lt. David Kingston, said the actions of the veteran were “justified.”

“At this time, it appears to be justified. We will take the evidence and go review it with the District Attorney’s Office and determine, let him make the final determination,” Kingston said. 

Sources: RT, KDKA

If you want to see a man that could take both down in two hundredths of a second: 


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  1. Steve O

    December 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Well done sir.

    An 84 year old veteran can do whatever he wants with his gun and I’m not going to tell him anything different. For everyone else, a gun under the pillow or in the nightstand next to the bed carries a lot of risk. Experts say it takes 30 seconds to wake up enough to be coherent, and you do not want to make life and death decisions before you are coherent.

  2. Rick

    December 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Another heart warming story for the holidays.


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