Suspect dead after crash, shooting following break-in in Detroit
In addition to this one:
There have been at least five shootings by homeowners in the past two months:
■On March 6, a would-be burglar was fatally shot by a homeowner in the 8200 block of Penrod when two men tried to break into a home.
■On Feb. 28, a woman shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove.
■On Feb. 22, two home invaders were killed on the city’s southwest side. Earlier that same day, a woman shot and killed a man after he confronted her as she pulled into her garage.
■On Feb. 17, a woman opened fire on three teens who kicked in the door to her home. The teens, ages 14, 14 and 15, weren’t hit and were later arrested by police.
Police Chief James Craig caused a national stir in January when he told The Detroit News he felt the city’s crime rate would go down if more people were armed because it would make criminals think twice about breaking into their homes or attacking them.
Apparently the criminal class is still slow to get the message. Maybe Detroit needs to change it's motto from: "Will the last taxpayer to leave please turn out the lights?" to something a bit more representative.
Maybe: "Detroit: Where we whack 'em and stack 'em."