Intruder shot, killed,
Burglar broke into Quarter apartment
By Walt Philbin
Staff writer/The Times-Picayune
December 24, 2000
A man shot and killed a burglar who was
punching his wife in the bedroom of the couple's French Quarter apartment early
Saturday, police said.
Police said the burglar broke into a
second-story apartment in the 500 block of Bienville Street, between Decatur and
Chartres streets, shortly after 4 a.m. A woman was asleep in the bedroom and her
husband in the living room, officers said.
The woman awakened during the burglary, and the
intruder apparently tried to stifle her calls for help by putting his hand over
her face and punching her, officers said. Her screams woke her husband, 50, who
got a revolver, ran into the bedroom and saw the man hitting his wife, officers
The resident fired several times, striking the
man, who ran into the living room and collapsed, police said.
After calling police, the resident met 8th
District officers at the front door and led them upstairs to the living room,
where the man still was lying on the floor. The alleged intruder, a 33-year-old
Algiers man, died at Charity Hospital. He had been shot several times, the
coroner's office said. His name was being withheld until the coroner's office
could notify his family.
The couple have not been identified by police,
who cited security concerns. The woman's age was not available.
After a preliminary investigation, police filed
no charges against the resident. Police said they will ask the district
attorney's office to review the case.
Police classified the incident as a burglary,
but they were trying to establish how the man got in, officers said.
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