Homeowner shoots and kills armed robbery suspect

Homeowner shoots and kills armed robbery suspect

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Detroit woman surprises an armed robbery suspect in her home. He pointed a gun at her head, but the woman was armed. Bullets started flying and the suspected ended up dead.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

Police were called to the 67-hundred block of Abington Ave. after a the suspect was shot to death. We're told it happened around 12:30 Saturday morning when the homeowner parked the car in her garage. She was walking to the front of the house when out of nowhere the suspect appeared and held a gun to her head. Sources say the woman, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, shot the suspect seven times. He fired one shot before he died.

The woman's husband did not want to talk on camera but he tells Fox 2 his wife made it out alive "by the grace of God." He says she bought a gun to protect herself and that's exactly what she did in this case.

 

  • Robin MurdochRobin MurdochMore>>

  • YOUR PHOTOS: First day of school 2014

    YOUR PHOTOS: First day of school 2014

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:08:59 GMT
    It's back to school day!Many kids are heading back to school today. Is yours? We'd love to see your Back to School photos.
    It's back to school day!Many kids are heading back to school today. Is yours? We'd love to see your Back to School photos.
  • Flood victims get cleanup help from volunteers

    Flood victims get cleanup help from volunteers

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:55 GMT
    It's been three weeks since historic floods submerged roads and highways and damaged thousands of homes and businesses across Metro Detroit. Saturday, volunteers came together to lend a helping hand.
    It's been three weeks since historic floods submerged roads and highways and damaged thousands of homes and businesses across Metro Detroit. Saturday, volunteers came together to lend a helping hand.
  • All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:12 GMT
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices