Detroit Senior Shoots Two Burglars

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The Detroit Free Press doesn’t distinguish between lawful violence and unlawful violence, this was the headline:

Violent holiday weekend in Detroit leaves 4 dead


This was the story on paragraph 7.

…two teenagers broke into the home of a 75-year-old man who responded with gunfire, killing one of the boys, whom police found in the man’s backyard. According to Donakowski, the incident happened on the 16000 block of Lyndon Street.

The homeowner heard some noise inside his house at about 3:05 a.m. Friday and went to investigate when he saw two males, about 16-18 years old, in his home and fired three shots. Both boys ran off but one of them collapsed in the backyard, Donakowski said.

When police arrived, the victim was dead at the scene. The other teenager remains missing.

“The victim is within the law to protect himself or any other individuals within his dwelling,” Donakowski said about whether charges could be brought against the man

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