Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of 2 intruders

Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of 2 intruders

[Ed. – “It’s a message to the criminals – stop coming in to people’s homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit.”]

Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police.

Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired.

Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s.

Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and for a description of the other suspect. They say the homeowner is shaken up.

“It’s a message to the criminals – stop coming in to people’s homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit,” says Dep. Chief Rodney Johnson of the Detroit Police Department.

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