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Homeowner kills would-be burglar : krqe.com

A 70-year-old man called 911 last night and told police someone was breaking into his house. He had a gun, and a short time later he proved he knew how to use it.

Hobbs police say Wallace Roberson, 43, tried to break into a home on the 1100 block of North Denson Street in Hobbs. The homeowner Watson Green, 70, immediately called police, grabbed his handgun and fired a single shot through the back door.

“We’ve had a lot of break-ins in Hobbs lately, and we’ve had even a few home invasions,” Officer Mike Stone said. “It appears that the residents of the home were probably scared.”

The single shot went through Green’s back door hitting Roberson. When paramedics arrived they found him bleeding in an alley. He died from his injuries.

Source: Celina Westervelt for KRQE.

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