Neighbor Praised as 'Hero' for Shooting Alleged Thief


AUGUSTA – A Martinez man remains in critical but stable condition after being shot during a confrontation on the 2000 block of Westfield Drive in Augusta. Authorities say 19-year-old Milo Hayes III was shot by Brete Anthony Gunby after Gunby spotted Hayes allegedly attempting to break into a neighbor's truck.

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The 39-year-old says he watched Hayes enter his neighbor's truck and that's when he called 9-1-1. He then went outside with a pistol and told Hayes to stay put until the police arrived. Hayes pulled out an object from his pockets, and that's when Gunby fired at him, according to the police report. Investigators say the shooting was self-defense.

The shooting has gotten theattention of many in the neighborhood. Mrs. Ruby Underwood says in her
eyes, Gunby is a hero. The almost 90-year-old mother and grandmother says if someone tries to come in her home uninvited she'll be ready too.

“I'd shoot up in the air a coupleof times and I might come to another window and take another shot at
them,” said Underwood. “I do have a gun and I know how to use it. I was taught how to use a gun when I was 12 years old.” Read more


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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