Police say that at about 11:30AM, two men jumped out of a slowly moving Ford Explorer then kicked in the front door of a home on the 4400 block of Shackleford St. The resident, whose home had been repeatedly burglarized and vandalized by gang graffiti, grabbed his self defense gun. The homeowner reportedly opened fire on the intruders, fatally wounding one and seriously injuring the other. The homeowner was unharmed, and the surviving suspect was taken to a local hospital. Police believe the same two home invaders may have been behind another burglary attempt that morning, which ended when that homeowner opened fire on the burglars and they fled in a similar-looking Ford Explorer. Criminals often work in groups, using superior numbers to overwhelm their victims. When that happens, even the strongest unarmed victims can be overpowered by the numerically superior criminals.
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