The Detroit News reports,
A 38-year-old woman who was confronted Thursday by an armed burglar inside her northwest Detroit home grabbed her own gun and killed the intruder, police said.
The confrontation happened about 10 a.m. in the 17500 block of Appoline, Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said.
“The victim was inside her home when she heard someone break in,” Stephens said. “She observed that the suspect was armed; she was armed herself, and fired shots, fatally wounding the 19-year-old suspect.”
The incident is the second in two weeks involving a homeowner who fatally shot an intruder. Last week, 75-year-old Willie White shot and killed an 18-year-old man who broke into the side door of his home, also in northwest Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy investigated the shooting and determined it was justified.
“If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him” (Exodus 22:2).