An 18-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida man has accidentally killed his father in his attempt to defend his mother.
According to him, he woke up to someone calling his name for help, grabbed his rifle, and came out of his bedroom to find a masked man in full tactical gear and a mask pointing a handgun at his mother.
Without hesitating, Malachi Heilser shot and killed that man, who moments earlier had smashed a window from outside the home Heisler lives in with his mother, teen sister and his mother’s boyfriend.
The man Heisler killed – although he said he didn’t know it when he shot – was his own father, John Heisler.
Malachi, who hid his face with a bandanna as he spoke to reporters, said he thinks he prevented more people from being hurt that night. His father was arrested earlier in the year for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Malachi said his mom had a restraining order against him.
John Heisler was reportedly wearing all-black fatigues, a ski mask and thigh holsters when he forced his way into the home.
Why would a grown man break into his house fully masked, this is really a clear example of good turned bad.