This is a discussion on Watch Out For The Mature Ones within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Intruder dies after scuffle with 79-year-old man during break-in SNN REPORT SARASOTA – A man died this morning after breaking into the home of an ...
Intruder dies after scuffle with 79-year-old man during break-in
SARASOTA – A man died this morning after breaking into the home of an elderly woman and fighting with her 79-year-old brother, who had a gun.
The intruder, George T. Jackson, wasn't shot, but was knocked in the head with butt of the weapon, police said.
Police said Jackson, 24, broke in through the bedroom window at the 24th Street home of Henrietta McCormick, 82, at about 2 a.m. today.
She called 911 and her brother, Julian Scott, 79, grabbed a gun to confront the burglar. That’s when a struggle for the gun broke out. A shot was fired into the ceiling.
Soon after, Scott hit the man in the head with the butt of the gun and held him down until police arrived.
Police described Jackson as conscious, but incoherent. He was brought to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where he died about four hours later. While he was still alive, sheriff's deputies accused him of residential burglary and possession of cocaine and marijuana.
The Sheriff's Office and the state medical examiner's office are conducting investigations to confirm the cause of death.
For more on this story, watch SNN-Channel 6 and read Wednesday’s Herald-Tribune.
Last modified: January 18. 2005
chalk one up for the good guy, NICE...