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80-Year-Old Chicago Man Kills Armed Home Invader
Fox News ^ | May 26, 2010

Posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed assailant who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.

At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home by a back door. In a struggle at their doorstep, the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.

"It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson, who lives next door to the couple, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Neighbors described the elderly couple, who both walk with canes, as pillars of the community in Garfield Park, where home invasions have been all too frequent.

Their neighbor, Shaquite Johnson, told MyFoxChicago that the two are "heroes" for fighting off the attacker — and that the shooting means there is "one less criminal" walking the streets.

"They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; daley; firearms; selfdefense

1 posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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"It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson,

I'm sure Hizzoner will have the Chicago Thug Department trot right over there to arrest the homeowner and offer to stick a bayonet up his butt.

2 posted on 05/26/2010 12:30:58 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

Huh? The intruder fired his revolver but was hit in the chest?

Will Daley prosecute or shove a weapon up the homeowners rear for protecting himself.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 12:33:17 PM PDT by lakeman (,)
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To: nickcarraway

Thank God they did have a gun. Does it seem like we’ve all gone back to the wild west lately?


4 posted on 05/26/2010 12:33:55 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: McGavin999

I read a great write up over at cracked.com (yes, the same) about how wild west shootouts were virtually non-existent. They even showed evidence that the most number of homicides in Deadwood was 4 in one year. Just... 4.

Further proof that an armed society is a polite society!


5 posted on 05/26/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: nickcarraway

Splash one bogey.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 12:35:46 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: rarestia

So, instead of banning guns, Daly ought to be handing them out along with shooting lessons for everyone.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 12:40:05 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: rarestia

Sorry someone died. Celebration that it wasn’t the victim. Great Gun control on the shooters part. Thanks for the citation on non violent societies.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 12:40:22 PM PDT by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: nickcarraway

‘and that the shooting means there is “one less criminal” walking the streets.’

And one less Obama voter!


9 posted on 05/26/2010 12:42:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nickcarraway

Better listen up Mayor Shortshanks!!!!!


10 posted on 05/26/2010 12:42:35 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Boycott PA 12!)
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To: McGavin999

Yeah, I agree with that assessment. I believe everyone should be given a stipend upon the birth of a child to purchase that child an “heirloom” weapon that can be handed to them on their 18th or 21st birthday.

Armed societies are consistently shown to be non-violent.


11 posted on 05/26/2010 12:42:52 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: nickcarraway
Looks like another publicity nightmare for the liar and thug Daley. Circumstances seem to suggest that the 80 year old homeowner had an illegal gun, the cad. Worse yet, he shot an Obama voter.

Fortunately for Daley, the Obama voter will continue to vote, several times each election.

12 posted on 05/26/2010 12:43:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: nickcarraway

“...the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.”

Makes it sound like the guy shot himself. Poorly writen article. No mention of the home owners weapon other than “gun”


13 posted on 05/26/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Gettin Betta

Maybe that’s how the police report should read.


14 posted on 05/26/2010 12:47:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Gettin Betta
No mention of the home owners weapon other than “gun”

Well, whether it was a 22 or a 12 gauge, it was gun enough and under "control".

15 posted on 05/26/2010 12:48:53 PM PDT by DeFault User
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did i miss the mention of the brutha, or sorry, the late perp?


16 posted on 05/26/2010 12:51:57 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: nickcarraway
They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said

Easy...

1. They were old, and therefore more vulnerable prey, and...

2. This is Chicago, and they weren't supposed to have a gun!

17 posted on 05/26/2010 12:56:00 PM PDT by Gritty (Mandatory gun-free zones are in reality free-crime zones - John Stossel)
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To: Gettin Betta

I think that’s called the ‘backwards bullet.’ They have a nasty habit of looping back on their owners similar to pitbulls.


18 posted on 05/26/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nickcarraway

I always wish these stories would say what these guys last words were. It just leaves you wondering.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 1:05:08 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: rarestia

A solid piece of work!


20 posted on 05/26/2010 1:08:35 PM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: MNDude
Probably "Oh sh!t!"

(or some variation)

21 posted on 05/26/2010 1:11:42 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

If you would like to help out with the late criminals funeral.

Send his family a cup of dirt.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 1:18:38 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the plot of a Clint Eastwood movie. Was the guy’s name Walt Kowalski? FWIW, Eastwood himself turns 80 tomorrow!


23 posted on 05/26/2010 1:20:49 PM PDT by DrC
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I thought it might be just me...the passage makes little sense. The guy fired his gun but was killed by the older man, I guess. Who writes this stuff?


24 posted on 05/26/2010 1:26:33 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Lurker

I would like to see reporters interviewing democrat politicians and ask what kind of penalty the homeowner should get for having a gun in his home.


25 posted on 05/26/2010 1:41:02 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder when Shortshanks will file charges against the guy for having a gun in his house?


26 posted on 05/26/2010 2:00:48 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: NeverForgetBataan
Send his family a cup of dirt.

No need, they already have a whole bag full.

Regards,
GtG

27 posted on 05/26/2010 2:08:56 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: DrC

Eastwood himself turns 80 tomorrow!”

He sure looks good for 80.

Paul Newman looked real good until the last few months when the cancer ate at him.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 2:31:11 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lurker

I think they should give all gang members shooting lessons and target practice so they’ll cut down on the number of accidental shooting by stray bullets. First lesson, do not hold your guy sideways or upside down. Second lesson, after loading the gun, look down the barrel as you carefully squeeze the trigger to see how much travel it has.


29 posted on 05/26/2010 2:40:40 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Jack Wilson

bump


30 posted on 05/26/2010 3:15:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In a struggle at their doorstep, the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.


The homeowner may not have had his own gun in the house. It appears that it could have been the intruder’s gun that went off during the struggle, not the home owner’s gun.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 3:37:55 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: Joan Kerrey

True. The reporting is either less than optimal, or they didn’t have all the information.


32 posted on 05/26/2010 5:00:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Buy that man a beer! Heck,a case!

A high-profile Chicago attorney has already stepped forward offering to represent the man pro bono if he faces charges for possessing a weapon.

“Self-defense isn’t just a right, it’s a duty,” said attorney Joel Brodsky. “If this man is prosecuted for saving his own life it’s not just a travesty, it’s justice turned inside out.”


33 posted on 05/26/2010 5:22:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: nickcarraway

I just love a happy ending.


34 posted on 05/26/2010 6:38:24 PM PDT by mrsdeb (I didn't expect THAT to happen.)
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To: nickcarraway
Oddly enough, none of my neighbors are named Shaquite.
35 posted on 05/26/2010 8:48:19 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ridesthemiles; DrC; All
FYI

 

TCM goes all Clint Eastwood, all the time on Memorial Day - Zap2it

 

Eastwood gets a big salute from Turner Classic Movies on Monday, May 31, with a full day of his films capped by the premiere of "The Eastwood Factor," a documentary written and directed by film critic and historian Richard Schickel.

 

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36 posted on 05/26/2010 10:32:58 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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