Skip to comments.AZ:Police ID man killed during home invasion
Posted on 01/21/2014 7:55:35 PM PST by marktwain
A 77-year-old man who was in the home shot at the suspect with a shotgun about 3:19 a.m., said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department.
The man told police his house had been burglarized the day before, Thompson said.
The intruder, William Thomas Mackey, 30, died at the scene, Thompson said. A pickup truck he drove was found in front of the residence, but Thompson said it was not clear if Mackey was involved in the burglary the day before.
"I heard some commotion with all the dogs barking," said a woman identified only as Sandi.
She said she wasn't sure why her's and the other dogs in the neighborhood were barking.
That is, until she heard a "Boom. And then all the dogs just started barking, the whole neighborhood did," she said.
She wasn't the only one whose sleep was interrupted.
"Our pit bull started barking, just very aggressive," a man identified only as Jeff said. "She doesn't bark unless there's something going on."
He said he was shocked to know someone had been shot just a few doors down.
"I was kind of surprised," he said. "I mean, we've had break-ins, especially behind me. There's a lot of vandalism but to find somebody who got shot down the street, it's kind of, 'Oh crap,'"
It didn't appear the homeowner would face any charges. Police did not say how many shots the homeowner fired or if the suspect was hit more than once.
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is this grammatically correct? a few weeks ago i looked online for a sample of the proper way to word something similar but could find none...
Try to break into an Arizona house ... instant Darwin award candidate
And boom goes the dynamite...
There is egregious apostrophe abuse in that sentence. The plural for the respondent’s dog (or dogs) is also incorrect.
Just a suggestion for future reference, pick up a copy of the Harbrace College Handbook, or other grammar guide.
These books can help you straighten out the most vexing grammatical conundrums.
I hate it when people dont know how to use they’re apostrophes.
Nothing short of a complete reconstruction is gonna save that sentence. I’m gonna have to take her to the shop....
Happy, happy, happy.
Seeing as how the owner had a shotgun I'd say it's a fair assumption that the suspect was hit more than once.
I hate it when people dont know how to use theyre apostrophes.
I'm not an expert at English, but the sentence and fragment below would be more correct than those used in the article.
"She said she wasn't sure why her dog and other dogs in the neighborhood were barking." Or "...why her dog and others in the neighborhood..." could be used, but its meaning is less clear and could be construed as other people in the neighborhood barking.