Friday, May 27, 2005

Detroit, Michigan

From Detroit‘s of May 27, 2005
Local Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

Police Say No Charges Expected In Case

A local homeowner shot and killed an intruder who entered his home overnight, Local 4 reported.

The 70-year-old Detroit resident fired four shots at a man who apparently broke into the home on the 3200 block of Fullerton.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 4 a.m. on Friday, the station reported.

Neighbors said the homeowner had a right to protect himself against the suspected robber.

"That's his house. He had to protect himself," said Jay Miller, a neighbor.

Curly Humphry, an 86-year-old neighbor who lives on his own, said he also keeps guns in his home to protect himself, the station reported.

"I've got a .38 rifle (and) a shotgun," Humphry said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting, but no charges are expected in the case.

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