Officer Defends Home Successfully
An armed citizen and police officer successfully defended his home and his life from an armed invader early Tuesday morning:
- An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed an armed intruder in his home in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.
The officer was not injured, Chicago police said.
The suspect was a man in his 40s, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The incident happened at about 7:50 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Princeton Avenue. The intruder made his way into the officer's home and attacked the officer with a "cutting instrument," according to Chicago Police [News Affairs], citing preliminary information.
Fearing for his life, the officer fired his gun at the intruder, hitting him, police said.
And thereby ending the asshole's chosen career path of home invader, burglar and oxygen thief. Well done Officer!