A 92-year-old man shot and killed an alleged burglar early Monday, after the burglar and two other men broke into his Ohio home, ABC Cincinnati reports:
Three men broke into 92-year-old Earl Jones’ home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona at about 2:40 a.m. and Jones shot one of the men as he was coming up the stairs of his basement, according to Boone County spokesperson, Tom Scheben. Jones used his .22 caliber rifle to shoot one of the robbers, 24-year-old Lloyd Maxwell of Richmond, in the chest. [...]
Jones told 9 News he got the gun from Walmart for $500. He said this incident should send a message to would-be robbers.
“I’ve been robbed so much in the past five weeks, I said it’s going to have to be a message to the people. The only way you going to stop this is you [going to] have to leave one laying in the grass. That’s the only way you’re [going to] stop it,” Jones said.