Woman Blasts Burglar
A woman today shot and killed a man who Chicago police said was breaking into her South Chicago neighborhood home on the city's Southeast Side.
Police said the victim heard glass breaking in her basement on the 8200 block of South Kingston Avenue at about 10 a.m.
After grabbing her handgun, the woman confronted two intruders, but struck only one when she opened fire, police spokeswoman Officer Anne Dwyer said. The second man fled.
The wounded intruder, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Vincent Fleming, 20, of the 300 block of West 42nd Street, was pronounced dead a short time later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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