MAN DEFENDS HOME WITH HANDGUN: 83-Year-Old Man Shoots Burgler in the Chest

gunpointHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A Huntsville man fended off an overnight burglary attempt this weekend by shooting the intruder.

According to a police report, the 83-year-old man said someone in a hooded sweatshirt came to his home in the 2400 block of Dairy Lane close to 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He told police the person said he needed help but then kicked out the door’s glass and force his way in when the resident went to call 911.

The resident said he got his handgun and fired a single shot, which struck the intruder in the chest.

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