Two teen home invaders picked the wrong Detroit home to try to get a “five-finger discount” on items this Black Friday:
Detroit police are investigating after a 75-year-old man shot and killed a home invader early Friday morning.
Police say it happened at a home in the 16300 block of Lyndon around 3:05 a.m.
According to police, the homeowner heard a noise at his back door and saw two teenagers break into his home near the kitchen.
The homeowner then fired a few shots, and one of the suspects was hit. He was later found dead in the backyard, according to police.
The second suspect reportedly ran away from the scene.
Both suspects are between 16 to 18 years old.
Seniors are often targeted by home invaders looking for prescription drugs and cash in what they hope will be an easy score against frail older victims. A firearm in the hands of a senior serves as an equalizer in what would otherwise be a very imbalanced confrontation serving the young, fast, strong, and malevolent.
I wouldn’t expect the Detroit Police to bring charges against the homeowner in this instance, based upon the sparse evidence presented.