Thursday, February 23, 2012

WA: Homeowner shoots would-be burglar in head: "A would-be burglar was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after a homeowner shot him in the head. The homeowner said he was sleeping just before 6 p.m. when he heard his doorbell ring. He ignored it, but moments later he heard what sounded like glass shattering. The man said he dialed 911 and grabbed a nearby gun before leaving his bedroom to investigate the noise. The man soon noticed that his sliding glass door had been broken and two men were standing in his house. He fired at least one shot, hitting one of the intruders in the head. The other man ran away. Miraculously, West said the wounded man was speaking to emergency workers and is expected to survive the injury."

MD: home intruder shot by woman: "A home intruder was shot and found dead more than a mile away from a house that he was trying to break into, police in Baltimore County said. At about 9 a.m., police said they received a call for a burglary in progress with shots fired from a house in the 11500 block of Glen Arm Road in Glen Arm. Investigators told 11 News that the female homeowner saw the man as she came out of a bedroom, and she fired her handgun at him. "The burglar also fired several rounds. The suspect was struck by the homeowner," said Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Rob McCullough. Detectives said the wounded intruder got into a black pickup truck, drove about two miles and parked the vehicle on the lower lot of Sanders Corner Restaurant on Cromwell Bridge Road. Authorities said officers found the man dead inside the vehicle wearing camouflage or hunting gear."

Maine man describes home invasion shooting: "A 24-year-old man said he was in a fight for his life when he shot two Bangor men who forced their way into his apartment, mortally wounding one of them. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. Thursday, when a woman and two men he didn't know burst into his apartment in Hermon, Daniel Williams said. One man came at him with a knife and cut him on the abdomen, he said. One of the men then hit him over the head with an electric guitar before both of them kicked him and his roommate while they were on the floor. When he broke free, Williams grabbed his .22-caliber handgun from his bedroom and shot one of the intruders, 19-year-old Philip McIntyre, in the leg, he told the Bangor Daily News. He shot the other man, 30-year-old Robert Dellairo, in the hip when Dellairo lunged at him a short time later outside the apartment. Dellairo later died of his injures. McIntyre was treated at a Bangor hospital and was being charged with burglary. "They attacked me in my home, and I had to protect myself," Williams said."

MO: Homeowner shoots at subjects after being attacked: "The Sheriff’s Office received another call from the residences. The reporting party had gone into a barn located on the property to check on his horses. When he entered the building, the subject wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, attacked him, knocking him to the ground. After a brief scuffle the subjects again fled towards the wooded area. The victim stated he had fired several rounds and believes he may have hit one of the subjects."

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