Ronald Dixon and his wife, Tricia, were awakened by a noise late in
the night. Dixon could see the reflection of a man entering his
18-month-old son's bedroom in a mirror. Dixon called out to the
intruder, "What are you doing?" as his wife called 9-1-1. Not
receiving a response, Dixon pulled a 9 mm handgun out of his closet
and confronted the stranger in the child's room. When the interloper
advanced on him, Dixon fired his gun, hitting the man twice. The
intruder, later identified by police as Ivan Thompson, then fell
down the stairs and ran out of the house, but collapsed outside.
According to police, Thompson has a record of 19 arrests, most for
burglary. He was critically wounded in the chest and groin.
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