A couple was at home with their 15-month-old son when two armed men,
one of them a convicted felon with a history of break-ins, kicked in
the front door. According to police, one of the residents shot both
intruders with his handgun, causing the felon to flee and the other
burglar to fall dead inside the house. "I think probably if he had
not had a gun, he would have been [killed], as well as the female in
the house, and possibly the baby," said Sgt. Jack Cates of the
Durham, N.C., police department. The uninjured residents fled next
door with their son and called police. Minutes later, a man showed
up at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. He was charged
with first-degree burglary, armed robbery and felony possession of
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