2/04/2013

72-year-old man stops three burglars who chased him into his bedroom

From Las Vegas News Channel 3:
A man suspected in a home burglary attempt is dead and another is in custody after an incident this morning near West Sahara Avenue and South Jones Boulevard. 
A news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says its Dispatch Center received a call around 7:45 a.m. from the occupant of a home . . . indicating intruders were attempting to forcibly gain entry into his house. 
The resident, a 72-year-old male who had been the victim of a recent burglary, retreated into his bedroom and retrieved a handgun. As the suspects entered his bedroom the victim fired at least one round from the handgun, causing suspects to flee. 
Arriving officers encountered one suspect attempting to flee the area in a vehicle. This suspects’ vehicle collided with an arriving officers’ patrol car, and the suspect, a Latin male, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. 
A second suspect, also tentatively identified as a Latin male, was last seen fleeing on foot . . . . 
Officers searching the backyard of the victim’s residence found a third individual, tentatively identified as a Latin male, deceased from an apparent gunshot would. A handgun was also recovered from the backyard. . . . .
Thanks to Malia Zimmerman for sending me this link.

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