Homeowner shoots and kills armed robbery suspect - KMSP-TV

Homeowner shoots and kills armed robbery suspect

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Detroit woman surprises an armed robbery suspect in her home. He pointed a gun at her head, but the woman was armed. Bullets started flying and the suspected ended up dead.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

Police were called to the 67-hundred block of Abington Ave. after a the suspect was shot to death. We're told it happened around 12:30 Saturday morning when the homeowner parked the car in her garage. She was walking to the front of the house when out of nowhere the suspect appeared and held a gun to her head. Sources say the woman, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, shot the suspect seven times. He fired one shot before he died.

The woman's husband did not want to talk on camera but he tells Fox 2 his wife made it out alive "by the grace of God." He says she bought a gun to protect herself and that's exactly what she did in this case.

 

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