One home invasion suspect is dead and another sustained a serious injury after the two came face-to-face with an armed 66-year-old homeowner.
WNEM reports that the homeowner was at his house in the 800 block of Fir Street in Tawas City, Michigan at around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday when two men broke in and attempted to rob him.
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The suspects were wearing masks and armed with hunting knives. As the old saying goes, never bring a knife to a gunfight.
The homeowner managed to grab a rifle and shoot both would-be home invaders.
A 911 call was placed reporting shots fired and a man going door-to-door with a gun. It turned out to be the homeowner seeking help after the incident.
Police arrived and found the first suspect, identified as 21-year-old Jesse Allen Odell, dead at the scene. The second suspect, an as-yet unidentified 29-year-old man, was treated by police on scene for a gunshot wound and transported to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.
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The homeowner was uninjured.
WNEM says Odell was on probation in a drug case.
The investigation into the incident continues, but based on what we know, this sounds like a justified shooting.
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