Why We Carry: 23-Year-Old Nurse Stabbed To Death In Home Invasion
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — When a nurse’s roommate awoke to the sounds of her roommate’s screams, she rushed out of the room to see what the commotion was about. The front door was open and when she walked into 23-year-old Tiffany Ferguson’s room, she discovered her bleeding out from multiple apparent stab wounds.
When investigators arrived, they pieced together that the man who broke into the apartment did so after attempting to gain access to several parked cars. Surveillance footage showed a man attempting to break into a gated area. Investigators speculated the man quit after several unsuccessful attempts and simply went to a nearby apartment complex and started searching door to door.
Evidence recovered from the scene strongly suggested that the man had made at least one trip into Ferguson’s apartment before she detected the intruder. He secured some valuables and headed out. On his second trip in, Ferguson confronted him. Unarmed, she was overpowered and he stabbed her multiple times.
She succumbed to her injuries before emergency assistance could arrive.
If she had been armed, she could have barricaded herself in her room and contacted authorities. She wouldn’t have needed to go out and try to reason with her killer.
Ultimately, this is a tragic example of why the people who seem least inclined to arm up and protect themselves are prime victims for those who prey upon that.