(TX) Homeowner Shoots Intruder


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Drizzt
July 30, 2005, 04:03 AM
Homeowner Shoots Intruder
Polk County Enterprise - June 2005
By EMILY BANKS
News Editor

LIVINGSTON A local woman allegedly defending herself against an intruder in her home shot and killed a man Monday.

The Livingston Police Department responded to a possible shooting at the Angela Rowe residence in the 300 block of W. North St. at approximately 10:17 p.m. Monday.

Rowe told officers responding to the scene that an unknown black male had forced entry into her residence.

According to Detective Ken Bohnert with the Livingston Police Department, the male knocked on the front door and when Rowe answered the door, the male pushed his way inside, grabbed Rowe by her shoulders and started pushing her.

Rowe was able to access a .38-caliber pistol located under a cushion on her couch and fired one shot into the man's abdomen, Bohnert said, adding that the intruder then fled.

Officers located the intruder approximately two blocks away. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston by Gold Star EMS and then air-lifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The body of the intruder is currently at the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy will be conducted. Officials there ran the suspect's fingerprints through AFIS, the automated fingerprint identification system, and confirmed his identity as Mitchell Pitre, 33, of Livingston .

No charges have been filed at this point, although the investigation is continuing, Bohnert said. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be referred to the Polk County District Attorney's Office.

According to Bohnert, Rowe's home had been burglarized twice within the last month.

http://www.easttexasnews.com/Enterprise/News/Ind/june20_2005/news3.htm

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mrbill
July 30, 2005, 04:21 AM
good for her!

Matthew748
July 30, 2005, 06:44 AM
Well, you know what they say, Don't Mess with Texas.

HighVelocity
July 30, 2005, 08:48 AM
Rowe was able to access a .38-caliber pistol located under a cushion on her couch and fired one shot into the man's abdomen, Bohnert said, adding that the intruder then fled

She was prepared and it likely saved her life. Good for Ms Rowe!

Standing Wolf
July 30, 2005, 10:13 PM
If I were a wagering man, I'd bet the full value of my house he won't try that again very soon.

alamo
July 30, 2005, 11:46 PM
Another story for the "Armed Citizen" in American Rifleman or other NRA magazine.

gunner03
July 31, 2005, 12:04 AM
LOVE when the bad guy starts to leak!!!!

chopinbloc
July 31, 2005, 12:15 AM
"under a cushion on her couch"

:D obviously a fan of the "many paths to nirvanna" approach to home defense; i submit that nice lady had a news media "arsenal" stashed around the house. if you don't feel like carrying, that's a pretty convenient way to do it. also gives you an excuse to buy lots of guns.

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