I can't find that I originally covered this story...but that's okay, because it has a happy ending, and is worth covering now.
Back in January, a homeowner was taking a mid-day nap when he heard a window break in his kitchen. Upon investigation, he found someone crawling in the kitchen window with a hammer in his hand. A shot was fired from his .38 revolver, and when it became clear that the victim was no longer a threat, he called 911 to report the break-in.
It was officially announced today that the shooting was justifiable self-defence. That feels like a LONG time to twist in the wind...over 6 months. I guess there was a little sticking point over the fact the homeowner originally said he fired 1 shot, but the would-be burgler died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe sums it up pretty well:
"Burglaries are a dangerous business,"
Amen. And it's our job to keep them that way.