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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.

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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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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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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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"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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