Skip to comments.Elderly Detroiter Says He Fatally Shot Suspected Teen Burglar
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 ...
"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.
> 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.
“Machine gun” is what I heard/read, from the racism-crazed media drone-bots.
How racist. Wonder if he's kin to Willie Green?
He needs to buy another rifle quickly.
He’s a white-black man, since Zimmerman is now a white-Hispanic.
Time to go Trayvon on this guy’s punk ass.
Detroit? Wonder what the description is of the 18 y/o yute?
White shoots aspiring rapper just turning his life around.
Race is not mentioned one, single time in the entire article. I’ll bet I know what that means.
The popos need to provide a loaner, range time and collateral if they want the gun.
race would be mentioned if there was political hay as a possibility
A whole new “sub-race” has now been created. Anthropologists are verily spinning in their graves.
He got what every burglar/home invader/criminal deserves, IMO. I wonder if he had some iced tea, too?
My guess also. Afterall, it’s Detroit? No news here.
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.
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
More details: It is believed the robber had two accomplices (plus picture of the homeowner).
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)
“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...
“He could have been my father” (Barry Obama)
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........
Try posts 22 or 23.......take your pick
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.
They have to both be black. There aren’t any whites left in Detroit.
Only one bullet....
Channeling Barney Fife.....!
By golly, you're right. That would be their choice of words for sure.
Perhaps both are black?
Sure was nice of them putting the guys address in the story. Really necessary.
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.
That would be my guess. There is no political value in black on black crime.
Exactly. Now, when the criminal's associates and relatives might be looking for revenge, it is important that the defender not be disarmed.
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.
Detroit just got less cool for the commie jennifer granholm. Is that whore still hiding in Berkeley?