Posted on November 22, 2017

Pastor Fires Headshot, Takes Down Home Invader to Protect His Children

Andrew Blake, BlueLivesMatter, November 20, 2017

A Baptist pastor used a gun to protect his wife and three daughters from a home intruder Nov. 16.

Euharlee Baptist Church Pastor Keith Beck heard glass breaking, and found 19-year-old Donavan Simmons trying to break into his house.


The pastor fired one shot, and hit the intruder in the head.


The pastor’s wife and 12-year-old child escaped the house, but the couple’s two younger children were still in a bedroom when their father shot the home invader.

Simmons was taken to the hospital after officers found him in the Beck’s backyard, where police said he stumbled after being shot in the head.

He was charged with burglary, making terroristic threats, and possession of a Schedule IV drug with intent to distribute.


Neighbors were supportive of Beck’s handling of the scary situation.


“Someone breaking into your house, you got a right to shoot them,” neighbor James Tanner agreed.