Friday, April 06, 2012

For the Second Straight Week, a NW Detroit Homeowner Shoots and Kills a Burglar

Posted by Nicholas Stix

Detroit woman fatally shoots armed intruder
By George Hunter
April 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 38-year-old woman who was confronted Thursday by an armed burglar inside her northwest Detroit home grabbed her own gun and killed the intruder, police said.

The confrontation happened about 10 a.m. in the 17500 block of Appoline, Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said.

"The victim was inside her home when she heard someone break in," Stephens said. "She observed that the suspect was armed; she was armed herself, and fired shots, fatally wounding the 19-year-old suspect."

The incident is the second in two weeks involving a homeowner who fatally shot an intruder. Last week, 75-year-old Willie White shot and killed an 18-year-old man who broke into the side door of his home, also in northwest Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy investigated the shooting and determined it was justified.

Since the March 27 incident, White, who said someone tried to burglarize his house the evening before the shooting, has taken precautions against future break-ins.

"My son and daughter came up from Georgia and insisted I install an alarm," said the retired grandfather of 8 who cares for his sick wife, Henrietta, a stroke victim.
"So I got the alarm installed.

"I'm still waiting for the police to give me back my (SKS) rifle (which was confiscated as evidence), but I've got a shotgun here," White said. "I don't know a whole lot about guns, but the officers (who responded to the shooting) showed me how to load it so I could protect myself."

Police are still looking for two men in connection with last week's shooting.

As is the case with all fatal shootings, police will submit an investigator's report about Thursday's incident to Worthy's office for review, Stephens said.
"At this point, it's still an ongoing investigation," she said.
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[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.

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