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Home intruder killed with his own gun

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by TheGentleman, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. TheGentleman

    TheGentleman TS Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Burglar killed; homeowner hurt
    Posted: 9/11/2007

    A Reno man was wounded as he disarmed a burglar in his home and fatally shot the intruder Monday afternoon,

    police said.

    Reno police Sgt. Ray Leal said a resident in the 400 block of Brittany Avenue was confronted by the gunman when he arrived at home about

    1:35 p.m. The burglar, a

    43-year-old Reno man whose name was withheld, ordered the resident to crawl to the bathroom at the end of the hall and remain there while he resumed the burglary.

    After a short time, the burglar placed a gun to the resident's head. The man told police he believed he was about to be shot and turned his head as the gun discharged.

    He then jumped to his feet and struggled with the suspect for the gun, sustaining two gunshots to his upper body, but managed to wrestle the gun from the intruder and shoot him.

    The resident was treated at Renown Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

    "I don't believe the two men knew each other," Leal said at the scene.
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