Chicago: Cops Charge 80 YO For Shooting Burglar

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    I guess in Chicago you are supposed to wait to see if the burglar to shoots you first.

    Neighbors are calling on prosecutors to drop charges against an 80-year-old owner of a local tavern who allegedly shot a burglar in his Englewood home on the South Side.

    "If a man can't defend himself from harm, what can he do?" asked Darryl Smith, surrounded at a news conference by dozens of longtime Englewood residents and activists. "If he hadn't defended himself, we would be here for a different reason -- because an intruder came in and killed him.

    "We're outraged as a community and we're calling for the state's attorney's office to drop the charges," he added. "This man has done nothing wrong."

    Police say Homer Wright and his wife were sleeping when someone broke into their home in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street about 6:30 a.m. Monday. The intruder, identified by police as Anthony Robinson, broke through several boards and entered through a rear bathroom window attempting to steal some liquor.

    Wright was awakened by his wife and grabbed a handgun and shot Robinson in the lower right leg, police said.

    Robinson, 19, of the 6000 block of South Wood Street, was charged with felony burglary after he was treated at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center and released.

    Wright was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon after police discovered he had two prior weapons convictions from 1968 and 1994, officials said. Records show Wright also was convicted of theft in 1990. Wright turned his gun over to detectives.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...glewood-both-charged-20120326,0,3175723.story
     
  2. Its a little bit like the zimmerman story. All details not released. Of course this is a black guy shooting another black guy so we will likely never hear another word about this story, but since he was arrested I can only speculate that the burglar broke in and was unarmed. Then the old man pointed the gun and the kid surrendered, but to teach him a "lesson" he shot the kid in the leg and probably said something like "thats what you get for breaking in to my store!"

    Yeah, there was definitely something left out of this story.
     
  3. Publicus

    Publicus


    Hey, bro

    I just made your story go national. Submitted it to Drudge about 10 mins. ago. Sure enough, there it is on the front page. Prolly be discussed on CNN tonight.

    Go ET.
     
  4. Increasingly it looks like the best course of action is making sure the perp is room temp "before" the police arrive.
     
  5. pspr

    pspr

    Or just toss the body in the gator pit. :D