The homeowner heard glass break in and when he went to investigate, he spotted a home intruder trying to climb through his window.
Last month, three Detroit home invasions that occurred in one week ended in the homeowners defending themselves against the intruders using handguns. Since that initial report, there have been multiple stories just like it out of the Motor City, and the latest one happened just last week.
The quick-thinking homeowner wasted no time and, almost immediately, grabbed his firearm, aimed, and fired at the intruder.
“One burglar partially inside of his house…he went and retrieved his weapon and fired off a couple of shots, hitting the individual coming through his window,” said Detroit police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.
The 17-year-old suspect fell onto the driveway and was soon pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Another suspect in his 20s was reportedly with the now deceased teen, but he was able to get away on foot. Police were not able to apprehend the other suspect.
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