Teen wounded by teen in
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on Tuesday, February 13, 2001
DAYTON--Monday's shooting of a burglar by a
14-year-old is related to a 17-year-old suspect found a block away with a
gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
The 17-year-old boy, in serious but stable
condition at Miami Valley Hospital late Monday, is facing delinquency charges
equal to felony charges, Huber Heights police Lt. Herschel Caudill said.
Police responded about 10 a.m. to a call of an
attempted burglary at 4370 Powell Road that was stopped short when the
14-year-old boy, who was home alone in a cast because of an injured ankle,
discovered someone climbing through a bedroom window in back of the brick,
The boy shot the burglar using a 12-gauge,
single-barrel shotgun, police said. Half of the person's body, at least from the
waist down, was inside the house, Caudill said.
"He says he told the person not to come
through the window, to back out, and that didn't happen," Caudill said.
"... He had to actually go to his father's room and get the gun and load
After he shot the burglar, the boy went to his
grandmother's house nearby to call police, Caudill said.
The shotgun belongs to the father, who was at
work, he said.
The burglary occurred about 45 minutes before
neighbors had witnessed a 17-year-old boy, whose chest was riddled with buckshot
and leg was injured in the shooting, wandering the 4600 block of Wayne Meadows
Circle, Caudill said.
The teen-ager was knocking on an apartment door
for help, but no one was home, said Sgt. Rick May. The teen-ager, didn't know
the homeowner, he said.
No weapon was found on him, Caudill said.
Prosecutors will determine if charges will be
brought against the 14-year-old, he said. Police would not release any names
because juveniles are involved.
The situation could have been worse, Caudill
said, and sends a message to would-be burglars.
"It shows what can happen to you," he
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KeepAndBearArms.com Note: Had this
family had a triggerlock on that shotgun, that injured teenager may have been
killed inside his own home. Had a so-called "safe storage" law been in
place and obeyed, the only person who would have been safe was the criminal. We
applaud this teenager for shooting this burglar and hope this news item is a
wakeup call for the anti-rights sheeple calling for mandatory triggerlock and
"safe storage" laws.
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