Rather than getting ready for church early Sunday morning, a 30-year-old Indiana man decided to try his hand at home invasion in Terre Haute. He probably thought he could pull off an easy score, but he forgot the homeowner had a say in the matter.
In the end, Michael Bell, 30, of Clay City, Indiana died of homeowner-administered gunshot wounds on scene. Another individual who was with him fled. Cops eventually found that person hiding next door, but later released him without charges.
Police indicated in a Facebook post that upon further investigation, no charges would be sought against the homeowner as they were acting in self-defense.
WTWO has the story:
Update: A Clay City man is dead after police say he was shot and killed in an attempted home intrusion over the weekend.
Monday, THPD identified the individual killed as Michael Bell, 30, of Clay City.
Police say the person who was alleged to be with Bell during the incident has not been charged with a crime at this time and has since been released…
According to the Terre Haute Police Department, officers were sent to the 200 block of N. Fruitridge Ave. around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday after a call about a homeowner shooting an intruder in their home.
The call to dispatch also mentioned a second person with the intruder who had ran away from the area.
Officers secured the scene and found the alleged intruder dead. The second person was found hiding in a neighboring back yard and was taken into custody.
We trust the homeowner won’t have too many post-defense difficulties related to this self-defense shooting from the dead perp’s friends or family. And hopefully the victims here won’t have too many psychological problems from confronting and dealing with a nightmare situation in real life.