A 72-year-old man, who was the victim of a recent burglary, immediately went for his handgun when he heard a commotion in his Las Vegas home early Monday morning.
When the police arrived at Dr. Joseph Piracci’s residence, they found one of the intruders was attempting to flee in a car. The suspect hit a patrol car and then attempted to escape on foot before police took him down.
A second suspect, described as a “Latin male,” was last seen on foot running into a residential neighborhood.
Officers found a third male dead from an apparent gunshot wound in Dr. Piracci’s backyard where a handgun was also found, KLAS reports.
The incident was the second time in three days that a resident in the Las Vegas Valley had grabbed a gun during an attempted burglary and fired at an intruder. Metro police said neither homeowner will face charges.
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