Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Police shoot man breaking into house

At about 9:20 a.m. today, Dec. 29, a woman in the 7800 block of East 111th Terrace called 911 to report prowlers in her neighborhood. As police arrived, the woman called back to say two men had kicked in the door of a house and gone inside. When police approached the home, two men came out, one wielding a large pipe. Officers repeatedly asked the man to put the pipe down, but instead he charged officers in a threatening manner. One officer fired and struck the suspect, who died a short time later from his injuries. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident. Neither he nor any officers were hurt. Police have not yet named the man they shot but, he is a white male who is approximately 40 years old.