BLUE MOUND, Texas — Grappling over a shotgun with a 300-pound man who had just burst into his home and threatened his wife, Keith Hoehn had but one thought.
"It was like a horror movie," he said. "I thought I was a dead man. We’re fighting for our lives."
He and his wife, Kellie, both 34, fought with two gunmen early Wednesday, until Keith got the shotgun away from the larger of the two attackers and turned it on both of them.
Dakota Scott Benoit, 20, of Richland Hills, was fatally wounded, and John Garland Pierson, 25, of Haltom City, was in critical condition and in police custody at a hospital.
"Very overt, very crazy," is how Blue Mound Police Lt. Thomas Cain described the fracas.
The attack began about 12:23 a.m., when two intruders kicked in the Hoehns' front door.
"I was sleeping and all of a sudden they busted through the door," Keith Hoehn said. "My wife had a 12-gauge in her face, and he told her, 'Don’t you scream, -----, or I’ll blow your ----in' head off.’
"Well . . . she did scream."
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