At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle."It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson, who lives next door to the couple, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.Neighbors described the elderly couple, who both walk with canes, as pillars of the community in Garfield Park, where home invasions have been all too frequent.Their neighbor, Shaquite Johnson, told MyFoxChicago that the two are "heroes" for fighting off the attacker — and that the shooting means there is "one less criminal" walking the streets."They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said. ...........read more at FOXNews.com
From A Reader Email:
Cant tell you how I know this, but the dead home invader has an arrest record going back to 1995, nearly 40 arrests, and an IDOC history that should have kept him behind bars! He lived his entire non prison life about 2 blocks from the victims.
Check him out at http://www.idoc.state.il.us/