Homeowner Stops Seasoned Burglar With A Single Shot

posted on May 1, 2015

An East Knox County, Tenn., homeowner awoke to the sound of broken glass Wednesday morning. Grabbing his Glock handgun, the man walked into his living room, where he found 40-year-old James Vinson crawling through his living room window. The homeowner fired a single shot at the intruder, striking him and causing him to fall backward out the window and onto the front porch, where he succumbed to his injuries.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s office, this is the third break-in at this rural home: Police reports were filed by the homeowner after previous burglary attempts, including one less than a year ago. This wasn’t Vinson’s first rodeo, either. In an interview with WBIR, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said the suspect “has quite a long history with the Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department,” and his rap sheet shows at least a dozen incidences of theft and aggravated burglary.

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