UPDATE: 27 May 2010 No charges against elderly man who killed home invader
Chicago police News affairs says there will be no charges against the 80-year-old man who shot and killed a burglar who had broken into his West Side home.
Police questioned the homeowner for several hours after the early Wednesday morning shooting but released him without comment.
Family members and neighbors said the man was a Korean War veteran and his 83-year-old wife is a retired nurse. They said the couple have been married about 60 years and have lived in the same house on the 600 block of N. Sawyer Ave. for 40 years.
The man, his wife, and their 12-year-old great-grandson were all unharmed.
Chicago, IL—An 80 year-old Korean war veteran defended his elderly wife and 12 year-old grandson from a career criminal this morning that had invaded their home. The robber fired a shot at the victim who returned fire killing him.
The dead man was wearing a mask, and had socks over his hands to prevent leaving any fingerprints at the crime scene. He was armed with a .38 revolver.
The dead man is 29 year-old Anthony Nelson. Nelson was released from the Illinois department of corrections last December. He has an extensive rap sheet for drug and weapons violations.
Thankfully the elderly victim chose to ignore Chicago’s draconian gun ban and was able to protect himself and his family.
This justifiable shooting comes just as the Chicago Gun Ban’s legitimacy is being examined by the United States Supreme Court in the McDonald case. The ruling is expected to be handed down before the court’s summer recess in June. Legal experts seem to agree that the prohibition violates the constitution and will be struck down.
Mayor Richard M. Daley is unreasoably emotionally tied to the gun ban that only protects the likes of career criminals like Anthony nelson. The law has no impact on violent crime other than to enable it assuring criminals their victims have no ability to resist.
Barack Obama shares Daley’s hatred for gun rights and has voted against them in the Illinois legislature and the United States Senate. In an amazing paradox the Chicago Sun Times reported that the elderly victim was wearing a t-shirt with Obama Name and likeness on it.
Perhaps that information will find its way to the Whitehouse, where Obama can recognize that law abiding African-Americans disarmed by the gun ban are being slaughtered by vicious criminals every day. I doubt that our gun rights hating Socialist president cares.