Los Angeles Man Shoots Prowler after Being Fired Upon
After confronting a prowler who shot at him, a 77-year-old man returned fire and
wounded the gunman early Saturday, Los Angeles police said.
The intruder escaped
and the resident was not injured, police said.
According to Los
Angeles police, the shooting occurred about 4:50 a.m., when Devonshire Division
officers responded to a radio call about a prowler in the 10600 block of Sylvia
The resident was
sleeping in his second-story bedroom when he was awakened by a noise and a light
outside the door.
The husband became
concerned about his 74-year-old disabled wife, who was sleeping downstairs, so
he grabbed a handgun and went to check. While searching the house, he confronted
the gunman, who fired his weapon.
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