Monday, March 05, 2007

Feisty Ohio oldster kills intruder: "A 79-year-old Franklinton man struggled with and fatally shot an armed intruder at his home last night, police say. "The intruder kicked in the back door and struck the homeowner, knocking him down," said Columbus Police homicide detective William B. Rotthoff. "They wrestled. The homeowner grabbed the intruder’s gun, pulled out his own pistol and shot him in the chest." The intruder, whose name was not immediately released, ran from 962 Sullivant Ave. and turned north up the alley next to the house. A neighbor called police after hearing a gunshot at 8:44 p.m. A patrol officer arrived, finding the intruder lying in the alley. The assailant was taken to Mount Carmel West hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m. The two-story, wood-frame home between Avondale and Hawkes avenues belongs to Virgil R. Lovejoy Jr., a resident there since 1972. Lovejoy’s daughter, whose name wasn’t available, said that her father had been robbed at least three times before. The family had tried to convince him to move, but he refused to leave."

Florida intruder killed during home invasion: "Sarasota Police detectives have made an arrest in connection with an early morning home invasion where two people were wounded and one killed. The incident happened around 4:30 Saturday morning. Investigators say two men, wearing black ski masks, burst into a home at 2819 Dixie Avenue in Sarasota. Shortly after the intruders broke in, a gunfight took place. One of the invaders was killed. He is identified as 18-year-old Travis Earl. The other intruder was identified as 18-year-old Tyrell L. Leverett. Deputies say he was wounded in the hip. The resident inside the home, 45-year-old Hugh Smith, was shot in the forearm. Detectives have arrested and charged Leverett with felony murder, and with home invasion with a firearm. He has been booked into the Sarasota County Jail"

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