The Armed Citizen® May 13, 2024

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posted on May 13, 2024
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An alleged home intruder is dead after breaking into a home belonging to an armed resident in Collinsville, Ill., officers say.

Police responded to a call just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 and found a wounded man lying on the front porch of the home. An investigation revealed that the 31-year-old suspect came to the front porch of the residence and refused to leave, despite being urged to leave by the homeowner. The resident, fearful for his safety, retrieved a firearm and reiterated to the man that he could not enter the home.

The suspect then allegedly opened the storm door of the porch in an attempt to enter the house, and the homeowner said he would have to shoot him if he continued entering. The resident fired a single shot, striking the 31-year-old intruder in the chest. Despite attempts by first responders, the intruder was pronounced dead at the scene.

Subsequent news reports indicated that the suspect had a history of aggravated battery charges, including an assault on a local police officer. (KSDK News; Collinsville, Ill., 3/26/24)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – July 1962

When Henry Lee of Washington, D.C., heard noises at his front door in the middle of the night, he got his gun and went to investigate. He got to the door just as the intruder crashed through. The housebreaker was sent to a hospital with a .38 wound in his right shoulder. (Washington Post)

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