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May 27, 2010

Chicago: 80 Year Old Army Vet Shoots and Kills Armed Intruder

An armed intruder in his 30s, breaking in at 5:22 in the morning, who also shot back at the elderly man defending himself, his wife and 13 year old grandson.

At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle.

"It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson, who lives next door to the couple, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

He may run afoul of Chicago's law outlawing possesion of handguns, which is being challenged after the DC decision. An attorney named Joel Brodsky has already offered to defend him pro bono* if authorities pursue charges.


* I forgot that little detail, thanks RG.


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