Skip to comments.80-Year-Old Chicago Man Kills Armed Home Invader
Posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed assailant who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.
An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.
At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home by a back door. In a struggle at their doorstep, the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.
"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.
Neighbors described the elderly couple, who both walk with canes, as pillars of the community in Garfield Park, where home invasions have been all too frequent.
Their neighbor, Shaquite Johnson, told MyFoxChicago that the two are "heroes" for fighting off the attacker and that the shooting means there is "one less criminal" walking the streets.
"They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said.
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I'm sure Hizzoner will have the Chicago Thug Department trot right over there to arrest the homeowner and offer to stick a bayonet up his butt.
Huh? The intruder fired his revolver but was hit in the chest?
Will Daley prosecute or shove a weapon up the homeowners rear for protecting himself.
Thank God they did have a gun. Does it seem like we’ve all gone back to the wild west lately?
I read a great write up over at cracked.com (yes, the same) about how wild west shootouts were virtually non-existent. They even showed evidence that the most number of homicides in Deadwood was 4 in one year. Just... 4.
Further proof that an armed society is a polite society!
Splash one bogey.
So, instead of banning guns, Daly ought to be handing them out along with shooting lessons for everyone.
Sorry someone died. Celebration that it wasn’t the victim. Great Gun control on the shooters part. Thanks for the citation on non violent societies.
‘and that the shooting means there is “one less criminal” walking the streets.’
And one less Obama voter!
Better listen up Mayor Shortshanks!!!!!
Yeah, I agree with that assessment. I believe everyone should be given a stipend upon the birth of a child to purchase that child an “heirloom” weapon that can be handed to them on their 18th or 21st birthday.
Armed societies are consistently shown to be non-violent.
Fortunately for Daley, the Obama voter will continue to vote, several times each election.
“...the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.”
Makes it sound like the guy shot himself. Poorly writen article. No mention of the home owners weapon other than “gun”
Maybe that’s how the police report should read.
Well, whether it was a 22 or a 12 gauge, it was gun enough and under "control".
did i miss the mention of the brutha, or sorry, the late perp?
1. They were old, and therefore more vulnerable prey, and...
2. This is Chicago, and they weren't supposed to have a gun!
I think that’s called the ‘backwards bullet.’ They have a nasty habit of looping back on their owners similar to pitbulls.
I always wish these stories would say what these guys last words were. It just leaves you wondering.
A solid piece of work!