Wilkes-Barre and Northeastern PA News from the Associated Press | timesleader.com - The Times Leader
Nice shooting on the homeowners part, but not a good idea to leave a rifle in the living room that could be used against you.A Beaver County man shot an apparent burglar in the head after finding him prowling in his bedroom.
Police say 23-year-old Keith McCue shot Gary Brooks as he fled down the steps of the house.
Police say 26-year-old Brooks and an accomplice, 41-year-old Kelvin Raines, broke into the McCue house by kicking in the front door. They took a rifle from the living room and headed upstairs.
McCue was alerted by his dogs' barking. He shot Brooks with a handgun he keeps by his bed.
Police say McCue's actions were just.
Raines is in Beaver County Jail facing burglary charges. Police say Brooks will face similar charges if he recovers. Brooks is being treated in a Pittsburgh hospital.