LUDLOW, KY (FOX19) - Area homeowners recently fought back after two men broke into their home.
Ludlow police were called to a home on the 400 block of Oak Street around 7 p.m. on Wednesday after getting a call about a home invasion. Dillon Schuler was in the home with his family and two children when he says he had to fight for his life.
“I heard loud foot steps like elephant herds coming up the steps,” said Schuler.
He says he was in the bathroom when Kameron Turney and another man walked into his sister’s bedroom.
“I was in the shower and I heard my sister screaming my name and I walk up to the room and my sister’s boyfriend had him lying on the ground and I was so confused because I thought they were wrestling,” said Schuler.
He quickly realized that it wasn't a game and jumped in to take down the burglar while the other thief ran off.
“My sister was like, ‘He has a gun.’ I reach for the gun, slipped it through his hands and grabbed it out,” said Schuler.
Police say a shot was fired but no one was hit. Schuler says they had to fight off the thief and keep him pinned down until police arrived.
“He was trying to get up and fight again. I was shaking. The cops were asking me to write a statement after I was shaking -- the whole house was crying, it was a very scary moment," he said.
Schuler says the scariest part is that he still doesn’t know why the two men broke into his house. After Turney was arrested police brought in a K-9 to search for the other suspect but were not able to locate him.
Now the family says they will remain cautious until the other burglar is caught.
“It was really scary seeing my sister, like, the gun being held at her,” said Schuler. “It could have just went a whole different way and I’m just glad everything came and went the better way.”
On Thursday police were visiting houses in the area to see if any homes have surveillance to catch an image of the second suspect.
In the meantime, Turney is being held on a $25,000 bond. He’s expected in court Jan. 24.