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The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ 10/16/08; The Associated Press, Tucson, AZ 10/16/08; www.kvoa.com, Tucson, AZ 10/16/08

Monday, October 20, 2008

Two armed criminals in Tucson, Ariz. got more than they bargained for when attempting to rob the residence of a University of Arizona student. The two planned to knock, wait for someone to come to the door, and then muscle their way inside. But what they weren’t planning on is that the student at this residence was also a former Marine. As the two criminals tried to execute their plan, the former Marine closed the door in their face and went to retrieve his handgun. When he returned, he found both criminals had gotten through the doorway into his residence and fired, killing both. The police do not plan to press charges in the case, with Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco stating, “All indications are that this is a home invasion. These individuals forced their way into his home, and he is a gun owner, felt his life was in danger and fired at these suspects." Another neighborhood resident was relieved with the outcome of the incident stating, “If you are going to have an outcome of a horrible, horrible situation like this, this is the outcome you got to have.”
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