Residents in Waukegan, Illinois, part of the greater “gun controlled” Chicagoland area, took justice into their own hands on Tuesday and left a pair of would-be home invaders dead on the lawn, to be carried away by police. The Tenorio brothers made a big mistake when they decided to terrorize this happy extended family. To Second Amendment supporters like one fast acting vigilante, gun control means hitting what you aim at.
Two men dead on the lawn
By the time police got there it was all over and the suspects were dead. Christian Tenorio, 36, and his 34-year-old baby brother, Jimy Tenorio, died together on Tuesday when they invaded the wrong Waukegan home. Around 10 a.m., someone inside called 911 to say two armed men were trying to break in.
From what sources tell the local press, the dead brothers parked just down the street and approached the house “dressed in neon work vests.” They were expecting the single family home to be vacant, but it wasn’t. The homeowner explains she wasn’t there at the time but her niece was, babysitting a small child. Also in the home was a man in his 30’s who “rents a room in the basement.” He earned his keep that day. “If she would have been by herself, it would have been a totally different story,” the victim’s aunt said.
The niece relates that “they were knocking the door down with their feet, so she just opened it a little bit to see who it was, and they forced themselves in.” That’s when the niece “screamed for help.” Christian Tenorio pulled his revolver. About then, the handgun armed roommate emerged from the basement “and exchanged fire with one of the suspects.” He shot Christian, but he wasn’t dead yet.
Dragging him out
Jimy managed to grab his brother’s gun to battle it out with the basement dweller, dragging Christian back out with him in retreat. The renter decided to dash back to his room for an assault rifle. “Jimy Tenorio and the man exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire before the younger Tenorio was shot in the front yard,” police advise. They were both dead when cops got there. That’s not a recommended thing to do. Once they’re on the way back out and no longer firing then they’re no longer a threat either. The overworked cops gave him a lesson on the finer points and told him not to do that if it happens again.
Since the men were already dead, police tended to the hysterical woman, the toddler she was babysitting and the small family dog. All of them ran outside during the gun battle and none of them were harmed. Police Commander Joe Florip is scratching his head. “I can’t remember the last time where we had two people try to break into a home, if that’s what this ends up to be, where they’re shot and found in the front yard. This is a very isolated and specific incident, and I don’t recall ever having anything like this.”
The neighbors were a little disturbed by it all too. “I was sitting up in the living room, watching TV, and then, I heard them… I looked outside. You heard the three pops and then two pops,” John Schneider told the local news. Commander Florip insists “This is going to be a full-court press from our police department working on this investigation, so we can get some answers.” Maybe he can answer how the criminals got the gun. Illinois requires gun registration cards. Neither of the dead brothers had one, but both the niece and the renter did, proving that criminals totally ignore the laws. No charges have been filed.