Elderly Man Shoots, Kills Masked Man Standing over Him When He Awoke

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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When an elderly Uniontown, Pennsylvania, resident awoke to a man in a mask standing over him, he grabbed a gun and fired, fatally wounding the suspect.

The incident occurred Friday around 1:30 a.m.

According to the Associated Press, police report that at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, an “81-year-old Uniontown resident awoke … to find a man in a skull mask standing over him.” There was a brief struggle, after which “the homeowner fired a shot, hitting the intruder in the lower torso.”

Police arrived to find the body of the masked man, “40-year-old Franklin Schrout, of Morgantown, West Virginia,” in a neighbor’s yard.

Lt. Tom Kolencik says the elderly man is “shook up” over shooting Schrout. The resident said that “he wished he was stronger so that he could have fought off the other man rather than shooting him.”

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