Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tennessee: Police report: Homeowner kills break-in suspect

Raleigh, Tennessee

From the Commercial Appeal of October 15, 2008
Police report: Homeowner kills break-in suspect

A 58-year-old homeowner shot a robbery suspect to death early Tuesday after a struggle at a home in Raleigh.

The man caught the 20-year-old intruder trying to come inside his home at 3161 Scenic Highway through a patio door at 12:25 a.m, police said.

He fought the man and is believed to have been struck several times with a pistol before he shot the intruder, who died at the scene.

The resident was treated for injuries he suffered during the struggle. He has been released from the hospital.

No charges have been filed pending a full investigation.

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