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Elderly Detroiter Says He Fatally Shot Suspected Teen Burglar
My Fox Detroit ^ | Updated: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012, 5:42 PM EDT | Alexis Wiley

Posted on 03/28/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by taildragger

DETROIT (WJBK) -- It happened around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. Willie White said he only had one bullet in his gun, but that one bullet was enough to protect himself and his family.

"I put one bullet in the gun just in case. I was hoping I wouldn't have to use it," he remarked.

However, the 75-year-old was given no other choice. He said he and his wife were in bed when they he heard a banging noise near the side door. He instantly knew what was happening.

"Somebody's trying to break-in," he explained.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...


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Just a day earlier, someone broke his windows and his back gate. He figured they were back to finish the job, but White was ready.

"I grabbed a gun and ran towards the side door," he said. The door was suddenly kicked in and that's when he fired the rifle.

"I shot and it hit him in the shoulder," White told us. "When I shot, I heard I don't know who it might have been saying he's been hit, and they ran out the driveway."

White called 911, but there was nothing anyone could do to save the suspected burglar. Detroit police identify him only as an 18-year-old male. They found a gun on him.

White knows he did what he had to do, but for a man who never fired a gun before, this is something that's hard to deal with.

"I'm not comfortable with it at all because I had a son that was murdered in 2010," he said. "I was just glad that I was able to protect us because he obviously meant to do some harm."

Police did confiscate White's gun as part of their investigation. That's usual procedure. The case will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office, but odds are White will not face any criminal charges.

1 posted on 03/28/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: taildragger
I hear his weapon was an "SKS"
2 posted on 03/28/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

> Police did confiscate White’s gun as part of their
> investigation. That’s usual procedure.

Thanks for letting all the hoods know, idjit.

Hope the man goes out and buys a shotgun. Cheap and easy to use, especially for home invasions.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 3:05:10 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: taildragger

“Machine gun” is what I heard/read, from the racism-crazed media drone-bots.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 3:05:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: taildragger
Willie White

How racist. Wonder if he's kin to Willie Green?

5 posted on 03/28/2012 3:05:30 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: taildragger

He needs to buy another rifle quickly.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: carriage_hill

Skittles prowler.............


7 posted on 03/28/2012 3:08:14 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: carriage_hill

He’s a white-black man, since Zimmerman is now a white-Hispanic.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 3:08:51 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: taildragger

Time to go Trayvon on this guy’s punk ass.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 3:09:06 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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This is the sort of behavior that will save Detroit.
10 posted on 03/28/2012 3:12:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: taildragger

Detroit? Wonder what the description is of the 18 y/o yute?


11 posted on 03/28/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Jewbacca

White shoots aspiring rapper just turning his life around.


12 posted on 03/28/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: taildragger

Race is not mentioned one, single time in the entire article. I’ll bet I know what that means.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Westbrook
"Police did confiscate White’s gun as part of their > investigation. That’s usual procedure."

The popos need to provide a loaner, range time and collateral if they want the gun.

14 posted on 03/28/2012 3:15:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservaTexan

race would be mentioned if there was political hay as a possibility


15 posted on 03/28/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jewbacca

A whole new “sub-race” has now been created. Anthropologists are verily spinning in their graves.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 3:18:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: blackdog

He got what every burglar/home invader/criminal deserves, IMO. I wonder if he had some iced tea, too?


17 posted on 03/28/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: GeronL
My guess: both perp and almost-a-victim were Black? Therefore, this is not a story for the MSM.
18 posted on 03/28/2012 3:27:25 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01

My guess also. Afterall, it’s Detroit? No news here.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: taildragger

Where’s Jesse? Where’s Al? Where’s Obama? Whitey/Latino kills blacky very bad. Blacky kills same and turn the other cheek routine from the race baiters.


20 posted on 03/28/2012 3:36:07 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The odds are very high that this was a black man defending his home and wife, and he performed a community service for his neighbors, who are also probably black. Well, there’s no story there. So, I can see the headline now:

White Kills Black Youth


21 posted on 03/28/2012 3:38:18 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: taildragger

More details: It is believed the robber had two accomplices (plus picture of the homeowner).

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120328/METRO01/203280394/1361/Detroit-police—75-year-old-kills-break-in-suspect


22 posted on 03/28/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!")
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To: taildragger

see image:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120328/METRO01/203280394/1361/Detroit-police—75-year-old-kills-break-in-suspect

Willie White, 75, demonstrates how he fatally shot an 18-year-old burglar, who allegedly tried to break into his home Tuesday. (George Hunter / The Detroit News)


23 posted on 03/28/2012 3:40:33 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: taildragger

Applause!


24 posted on 03/28/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: MasterGunner01

“My guess: both perp and almost-a-victim were Black? Therefore, this is not a story for the MSM.”

Obviously not, since the story has been disappeared from the link.


25 posted on 03/28/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie; All
“My guess: both perp and almost-a-victim were Black? Therefore, this is not a story for the MSM.” Obviously not, since the story has been disappeared from the link."

Wow...Just Wow.... Some Obama Scrubbing going on or...

This is something like the 35th time in a year that a citizen as protected their liberty with the 2nd Admendment within the City of Detroit, and of these times mentioned the perps all ended up working the night shift..

Maybe their are some pressures from Detroit and Law Inforcement not to give this additional visibility because of this trend...

26 posted on 03/28/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

“He could have been my father” (Barry Obama)


27 posted on 03/28/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: taildragger
"I'm not comfortable with it at all because I had a son that was murdered in 2010,"

I truly feel sorry for this guy and the rest of the law abiding citizens who are trapped in this city, the majority of whom are the elderly whose houses can't be sold and have no money in which to purchase another outside of the city.

FWIW, having spent 35 years in a plant on Detroit's east side, I know at least a dozen employees who have been murdered during my time there.......Of the last two, one was robbed and shot down two months before our plant closed in Dec. 2006 and the other was a guy who retired a year before and was found stabbed to death in his apartment in approx. Jan. 2007........

28 posted on 03/28/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: taildragger
Wow...Just Wow.... Some Obama Scrubbing going on or...

Try posts 22 or 23.......take your pick

29 posted on 03/28/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: taildragger
Grampa’s 50 cent bullet has done more for society than 99% of politicians.

This thug would have probably killed a few productive people and cost his victims/taxpayers millions over his lifetime. Not to mention the damages from his future feral children, grandchildren, etc. Now he's 6 feet under with the most minimal of expense.

I wish I could donate to get this guy a shotgun. I have a feeling the ‘youths’ will come back after they hear his gun is gone.

30 posted on 03/28/2012 4:41:46 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: MasterGunner01

They have to both be black. There aren’t any whites left in Detroit.

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31 posted on 03/28/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: taildragger

Only one bullet....

Channeling Barney Fife.....!


32 posted on 03/28/2012 5:06:37 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: The Antiyuppie
White Kills Black Youth

By golly, you're right. That would be their choice of words for sure.

33 posted on 03/28/2012 5:18:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: ConservaTexan

Perhaps both are black?


34 posted on 03/28/2012 5:22:07 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Fred Nerks

Sure was nice of them putting the guys address in the story. Really necessary.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: taildragger

They should have to give him a loaner if they take his weapon. They leave him defenseless. And the mdeia lets everyone know he is now unarmed. This is just not right to do to the victim. It’s like publishing the address and home phone of a rape victim and where they work.


36 posted on 03/28/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: arthurus

That would be my guess. There is no political value in black on black crime.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 5:30:50 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Paladin2; All
"Police did confiscate White’s gun as part of their > investigation. That’s usual procedure." The popos need to provide a loaner, range time and collateral if they want the gun.

Exactly. Now, when the criminal's associates and relatives might be looking for revenge, it is important that the defender not be disarmed.

38 posted on 03/28/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Cops shouldn't be able to confiscate your gun(s).

At a minimum they should provide a replacement of the same cartridge or have to provide ammo in addition to a similar weapon. They'd be more likely to return your weapon (and sooner) if you had one of their's.

39 posted on 03/28/2012 5:54:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: taildragger

Oops!

Detroit just got less cool for the commie jennifer granholm. Is that whore still hiding in Berkeley?


40 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
from the article,
"I don't want any trouble, but I would advise people not to break in here again."
great quote.
41 posted on 03/29/2012 4:35:46 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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