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Willie White, 75, put one bullet in an old gun Monday after someone broke through the back fence and shattered a window in his west side Detroit home.
Two days later, at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he grabbed the weapon when he heard someone breaking in the side door of the brick tudor on Winthrop where he's lived for more than 30 years.
He fired a shot, killing the 18-year-old intruder.
"He got hit!" at least two others yelled as they ran, according to White.
"Already suspecting something after the previous day, I couldn't sleep, so I had my gun just in case," White said. "When he broke into the house, I had no choice, other than to try and protect myself, incidentally, not knowing he had a gun too."
In Lincoln Park, 81-year-old Barney Trusewicz fended off a carjacker at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mobil gas station, 4140 Fort St. According to police, the would-be carjacker was threatening his 78-year-old wife Constance Trusewicz with a butcher knife, but left when Barney Trusewicz tried to wrestle the knife away.
Police arrested Christopher Bowens, 39, the son of Lincoln Park's public safety director, James Bowens. He was arraigned Tuesday in 25th District Court in Lincoln Park on two counts of carjacking and faces life in prison if convicted. Christopher Bowens, a convicted bank robber who is on parole and living in a halfway house in Lincoln Park, thought the elderly couple would be an easy target, Lincoln Park Police Lt. John Martin said.
Originally posted by Wertdagf
Old religious people are 100% ready to die trying to stop a robbery. Its the perfect way to commit suicide.
One way ticket straight to heaven with honors in their mind. Its like reverse radical islam.