This was the second time this month that a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder. On Feb. 19, a woman on N. Guilford Avenue in Franklinton shot Christopher Lee Willis after he smashed through her front window.
In January, a man who told police he was being carjacked shot David A. Mullins in a Franklinton alley. Mullins died at the scene.
Last year, of the city’s 89 homicides, five were in self-defense.
The homeowner of the address is a 71 year old widower of over a decade who worked on computers.
That said, now I’m going to start trying to find out how many homicides in a listing are self defense… five of 89 is quite a bit, and the oddly specific “in self defense” makes me think it’s probable that justifiable homicide has been used to lard up statistics.