Elderly Chicago Man Shoots Burglar

In a surprising turn of events, an 80 year old man from Englewood shot an intruder in his home and both men ended up getting arrested.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Homer Wright --the homeowner-- was awakened by his wife at 6:30 A.M. Monday morning to learn of someone breaking in.

The offender, Anthony Robinson, was then shot by Mr. Wright.

When police arrived, they charged Mr. Wright with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. He was later released on his own recognizance. But Robinson, the uninvited guest, was not so lucky. He was held on $150,000 bond.

Neighbors of Mr. Wright complained to the Tribune about his charges. They feel that he had the right to defend himself. But police saw something different when they checked Wright's background.

He has two prior gun-related convictions, in addition to being convicted of theft in 1990.

While Chicago allows residents to obtain firearm permits, it has not been yet determined if Mr. Wright has received or applied for one.

However, he doesn't own the gun anymore; he surrendered it to detectives.

Now, his family wonders if he'll be able to protect himself should another break-in occur.

~ Zack A. Isaacs

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