MS Homeowner Shoots and Kills Man Who Burglarized His Car

July 15 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: clarionledger.com Archive: WebCite.org

Stock - Gun with bulletsA resident of Jackson, MS came out of his home just before 6am on Friday to find someone burglarizing his vehicle.

The homeowner opened fire, striking the suspect, identified as Quardious Thomas, 20.

When police arrived they found Thomas wounded in the vehicle. He was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Police say the homeowner will not face charges for the shooting.

According to clarionledger.com,

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the unidentified homeowner was protected by the state’s castle doctrine law.

“It’s your property and you have the right to protect your property,” Green said.

Police are investigating the deceased suspect’s possible involvement in other recent car break-ins in the area.

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