Monday, July 15, 2013

IN:No Charge in Hatchet, Moped, Log Cabin Killing

"It appears to be self defense," Szilagyi said.

Jason Rabe, 23, of Three Oaks, Mich., was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the left side of his upper chest inside a home in the 6700 block of East County Road 1000 North, west of Hudson Lake.

"It was a nonsurvivable type wound," LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan said. "If he had been in a hospital operating room they couldn't have saved him."

LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer said the man renting the home told investigators he was awakened about 9 a.m. Monday by the sound of breaking glass from an outside window. He grabbed his pistol and encountered the intruder in a utility room.

Szilagyi said Rabe was asked to drop the hatchet, but refused then was shot during a physical struggle for the gun.

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