Man Who Tried to Force His Way Into Home is Shot, Killed by 66 Year Old Veteran With .357 Magnum
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|Incident at a Glance|
|Gun(s) Used:||.357, Handgun, Revolver||Location:||Home|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||1|
According to the Mail Tribune, a man was behaving erratically and was trying to force his way into multiple homes in a quiet neighborhood. The man chose the wrong home when he tried to force his way into Norm Thomas’s home. Thomas is a 66 year old veteran, retired from the Air Force. Thomas fired a single shot from a .357 magnum, hitting and killing the intruder.
Police are still investigating the behavior of the intruder to see if drugs, alcohol or mental illness might have played a role in the way he was acting.
Neighbors describe Thomas as honorable, a family man, law abiding and several also said they are sure Thomas wouldn’t have shot anyone unless he felt like he had to.