Upon encountering the intruder in his Hillsboro, Oregon,
home, 61-year-old retiree Donald Scarratt ordered the criminal to
drop his knife and lie down while he called police. At first the
burglar complied. But as police approached the home, the crook--a
convicted killer already wanted for violating parole--grew panicked
and lunged at the homeowner. Two quick shots put the felon back on
the floor where he remained until being taken away in an ambulance.
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