Around 2 a.m., retired teacher Larry Goldstein was awakened by a suspicious noise in his Brooklyn, N.Y. home. Goldstein retrieved his registered .38 caliber revolver, went downstairs and discovered two burglars carrying what looked like guns. Goldstein fired at the criminals, striking one and causing the other to flee.
The wounded criminal was taken to a local hospital. During the investigation the wounded criminal was found to have previous convictions for drug and burglary charges. Police have noted that Goldstein will not face charges.
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