PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman turned the tables on an intruder and shot him in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. It happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday on the 3100 block of Arbor Street.
Police say the suspect entered a house where two women were inside just before 3 a.m. Sunday. That’s when police say one of the women told officers that she shot the man once in the thigh.
The 32-year-old suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital and at last check, he was listed in critical condition.
One neighbor who spoke with Eyewitness News says if it was his family, he would have done the same thing.
“Because if he was getting into my house, I probably would have done the same thing if I had a gun,” neighbor Robert Gonzalez said. “I’m just going to do things a lot safer, look out for myself. Make sure whoever comes, got a look, look at his face, see what’s going on. You know, probably scope him.”
Police say the gun the woman used was legally registered.
No charges have been filed against the woman.
OTTUMWA, Iowa — A man was shot and killed Thursday night in rural Wapello County after forcibly entering a home defended by an armed homeowner.
A statement issued Friday morning by the Wapello County Sheriff’s office said their agency received a 911 call about 9:15 p.m. by a caller who “explained that a male subject was attempting to gain entry into their residence, located between Ottumwa and Agency on 97th Avenue.”
Preliminary investigation indicate the intruder “did forcibly enter the home and was shot by the homeowner inside the residence,” the sheriff’s statement said.
The intruder was pronounced dead after being flown by air ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
The investigation is ongoing, and the identity of the dead man is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
No score at press time.
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police preliminarily said three suspects invaded a home on South Madison near Colorado Boulevard and Yale Avenue. They also said a fourth suspect was waiting in a vehicle outside the home.
On Sunday afternoon, police told CBS4 they didn’t know exactly how many suspects were involved.
Police responded to the home at around 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Investigators say the suspects demanded everyone to get on the ground, and one person inside the home then pulled out a weapon.
Police say the suspects pulled out a rifle, and a shootout followed. Two people were hurt; one person suffered a head injury which investigators say is not life threatening.
All of the suspects got away.