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Husband shoots home invader to death

Originally ran here as:
"Husband shoots home invader to death"
by Annie Sweeney, Staff Reporter
Chicago Sun Times
November 23, 2001

BUFFALO GROVE, ILLINOIS -- A Buffalo Grove man was shot and killed early Thursday after he allegedly stormed into a West Side couple's bedroom and demanded to see the woman's breasts, police said.

The shooting was ruled justified and charges were not brought against the man who fatally shot Curtis Reed once in the chest, Chicago police said.

Reed, 42, kicked in the basement door of the apartment building in the 3800 block of West Monroe at 4:20 a.m., ran up the back stairwell and directly into the bedroom on the first floor, where a 57-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were in bed, Area 4 Violent Crimes Detective Mike Miller said.

The couple had heard someone enter their home and were ready when Reed burst into the bedroom, police said. The man reportedly responded to Reed's demand by pulling out a handgun and firing.

Reed did not appear to have ransacked the home or to have tried to steal anything, Miller said.

"He stormed upstairs and into the bedroom and said to the woman: 'Show me your [breasts],' " Miller said. "And at that point, the husband fired."

Miller said police do not think Reed knew the couple, nor were they sure why he chose that home.

Reed was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m. at the Cook County medical examiner's office.


Husband shoots home invader to death

Originally ran here as:
"Suspected burglar is shot, killed"
Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2001

A Buffalo Grove man was shot and killed early Thursday as he tried to break into a West Side Chicago apartment, police said.

Curtis Reed, 42, died of a chest wound, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Residents of an apartment in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street heard someone breaking in about 4:10 a.m. A male resident fired one shot from his revolver, police said. No charges are expected against the man.


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