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84-year-old Pennsylvania Man Shoots, Kills Suspected Burglar

84-year-old Pennsylvania Man Shoots, Kills Suspected Burglar”

One of the intruders grabbed Lutz, police said, so he fired a shot from point blank range into the man's chest then started to wrestle with both men on the floor of his kitchen.

85-year-old Don Lutz says two men broke into his home around 1:30 a.m.

Lutz, a weightlifter, former gymnastics champion and a Korean War veteran, said, "They both jumped me, and one rolled over and died on the floor", he continued. It was in the dark. They dropped the gun out of my hands, it was laying on the floor.

"The other one, maybe the bullet hit him, too".

He emerged from his bedroom armed with a handgun that he said he keeps under his pillow. "We will take the evidence and go review it with the District Attorney's Office and determine, let him make the final determination", Ellwood City Police Lt. David Kingston told the station.

Police told WPXI they're searching for the second intruder who may have been hit by the same bullet, as investigators couldn't find it.

It happened in Ellport, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, in what authorities believe was a targeted attack. Police have been at his home in the past for other incidents.

An elderly man says he's "a little sore" after shooting and killing one of two home intruders during a brawl early Friday morning.

In the end, Lutz told WPXI he has no regrets about the actions he took to defend himself and his home - and credits his faith as the reason he survived the ordeal.

"I've never been afraid in my life", he said.



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