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Posted on 06/12/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT by marktwain
MANCHESTER -- A man shot and killed early Sunday morning at a Lake Avenue apartment had kicked open the door and rushed at the resident along with another intruder, authorities said Monday.
Authorities said they have not charged the shooter, although an investigation continues. They would not identify the shooter Monday, but said the victim was Michael Larocque Jr., 24.
An autopsy determined that Larocque died from a gunshot wound to the arm and abdomen, prosecutors said.
According to homicide prosecutors, the apartment resident told police he armed himself with a handgun when he heard unknown people on his porch. He fired the gun at the intruders once they kicked in the door, rushed inside and charged him.
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So, initially, although the guys door had been kicked in - the astute police called it a homocide.
Good thing there wasn’t a dog still in residence when they arrived.
Actually, any killing of a human is homicide. The police are correct.
OTOH, I strongly object to calling the deceased a “victim”.
“They would not identify the shooter Monday, but said the victim was Michael Larocque Jr., 24.” At best he is “the accused” and really should be “the perpetrator”.