Friday, August 11, 2006

MA: Bullets scare off intruder: "Police are looking for a man who broke into an Everett Street home Saturday and then fled when the homeowner's son opened fire on him. The gunfire broke out at 5 Everett St. at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday when the homeowner's 30-year-old son came by to check on the house while his parents were away, Deputy Police Chief Scott Bushway said yesterday. Police haven't released the name of the homeowner or his son and no one answered the doorbell at the three-story Everett Street home yesterday afternoon. But when the homeowner's son walked into the house Saturday, he spotted an unidentified man inside, police said. When the intruder grabbed a knife out of the kitchen, the son pulled out his own firearm and shot at the burglar twice, said Bushway. Instead of hitting the intruder, the bullets lodged in the wall and floor of the house. But the gunfire was enough to scare away the man, who ran out of the house, Bushway said. Police are investigating the break-in and looking for the intruder, but Bushway would not release a description of the man yesterday. No charges have been filed against the son of the Everett Street homeowner, who does have a permit to carry a firearm, Bushway said."

N.C.: Homeowner Kills, Wounds Burglary Suspects: "A homeowner killed one suspect and wounded another during an apparent break-in early Wednesday, police said. Residents of 3301 Dearborn Drive told police that two men kicked in their front door at about 1:40 a.m. and entered the house. At least one of the men was carrying a gun, they told police. A man, a woman and a 15-month-old boy were in the home when the incident occurred, police said. One of the adults shot and killed one suspect and wounded the second, police said. The first suspect, who hasn't been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect fled from the house. A short time later, a 19-year-old man showed up at the Duke University Hospital emergency room for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm. Rashaad Cox, of Newcastle Road in Durham, was charged with first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the attempted burglary, police said".

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