The incident is believed to have started at approximately 1:15 p.m. when the suspect was spotted burglarizing a vending machine at a car wash on Tatum Boulevard and Charleston Avenue, said Sgt. Tommy Thompson.He asked the homeowner for car keys, money and identification. What he got was a stomach wound from a 12-gauge shotgun. He died at a local hospital.
In his attempt to leave the scene, the suspect cracked his axle but continued to drive away, stopping by an elementary school close to the home he invaded.
Self-defense is a human right.