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Detroit Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder During Break-In

Detroit Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder During Break-In

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On March 6th, a Detroit homeowner opened fire on two home intruders, killing one and causing the second to run away.

According to The Detroit News, the homeowner heard the would-be burglars breaking in through a window in the rear of his home around lunchtime. Detroit Police Third Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson said the homeowner “was able to retrieve his weapon” and shoot one of the burglars, who then tried to run but “collapsed in the driveway.”

The second “burglar was able to escape.”

Deputy Chief Johnson said this is “a message to the criminals, stop coming into people’s homes unannounced and uninvited.”

Detroit Police Chief James Craig believes “the city’s crime rate would go down if more people were armed because it would make criminals think twice about breaking into their homes or attacking them.”

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