Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Illinois: Homeowner fires handgun at intruder: "A Central Peoria resident who became alarmed by knocking fired his gun after his back door was kicked in by an intruder, police said. The resident, Jacob Scott, 30, told police he heard the noises and grabbed his handgun after the back door of his home was kicked in about 11:20 p.m. Scott, who couldn't remember how many times he fired the weapon, said he was afraid and wanted to protect his three children, who were asleep at the time."

Florida: Suspected home intruder dies: "An unidentified man shot by a homeowner in an apparent home invasion in Escambia County Wednesday night has died at a local hospital, said Sgt. Ted Roy of the Escambia County Sheriff�s Office. Roy said deputies were in the process of notifying the man�s family and soon would release his name. The shooting, which happened at a Chatham Avenue home, still is under investigation, he said. A homeowner allegedly shot the man in the chest during the apparent home invasion shortly after 9 p.m. The injured man was taken by Baptist LifeFlight helicopter to a Pensacola hospital where he was later pronounced dead".

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