Tuesday, September 2, 2008

North Carolina: Would-be Burglar Killed, Police Say

Charlotte, North Carolina

From WBTV of September 2, 2008
Would-be Burglar Killed, Police Say

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in northwest Charlotte.

Reports suggest a man came home to find Timothy Michael Quinn inside his house. Police say Quinn broke into the home through a side door.

The homeowner confronted Quinn, telling him to get on the floor. He told police Quinn came towards him instead. That's when the homeowner shot Quinn at least one time with a handgun.

Police say the homeowner called 911 and voluntarily accompanied CMPD officers to Police Headquarters for an interview. So far, no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information about this incident can now call 704-432-TIPS and you will be able to speak to a Homicide Unit detective directly. Detective Osorio is the lead detective working this case. In addition, the public can still call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 with any information.

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