Florida senior citizen puts neighborhood burglar out of business

Florida senior citizen shoots, kills suspected burglar
 Published January 12, 2012

A senior citizen in Florida shot dead a would-be burglar at his home early Thursday morning as the suspect was trying to gain entry into the Daytona Beach home, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.

The 82-year-old homeowner woke up at 6 a.m. after hearing someone at his backdoor, the report said. He armed himself with a .45 automatic and fired a single shot through the door, the report said. The suspected burglar was hit in the abdomen and likely died minutes later.

The suspect was described as a white male in a ski mask who was carrying a hammer and screwdriver at the time of the shooting. Police have tentatively identified the suspect as the man wanted for other burglaries in the neighborhood, the report said.

“The 82-year-old resident did something that the criminal justice system couldn’t do,” said Mike Chitwood, the chief of Daytona Beach police. “And that’s put this burglar out of business this morning.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/12/florida-senior-citizen-shoots-dead-suspected-burglar/?test=latestnews#ixzz1jI5UoNtL

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By phoebe53 Posted in Crime

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