Last month, Opposing Views reported that three Detroit home invasions in one week ended in the homeowners defending themselves against the intruders using guns. Since that initial report, there have been multiple stories just like it out of the Motor City, and the latest one happened just last week.
According to reports, the homeowner heard glass break in the afternoon on Thursday, and when he went to investigate, he saw a person trying to climb through his window.
The quick-thinking homeowner wasted no time and, almost immediately, grabbed his gun, aimed, and fired at the intruder.
"One burglar partially inside of his house…he went and retrieved his weapon and fired off a couple of shots, hitting the individual coming through his window," said Detroit police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.
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The 17-year-old suspect fell onto the driveway and was soon pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Another suspect in his 20s was reportedly with the now deceased teen, but he was able to get away on foot. Police were not able to apprehend the other suspect.
"It's a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people's homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit," said Deputy Chief Johnson.