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    GOOD - U of A student defends himself

    UA student shoots and kills 2 men who broke into his home
    09:23 PM Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, October 16, 2008
    The Associated Press

    TUCSON -- Tucson police say a University of Arizona student has fatally shot two men who forced their way into his home early Thursday.
    Police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco says the 23-year-old student told detectives he was in his home several blocks north of the university about 12:30 a.m. when two men in their 20s he didn't know forced their way in. The student shot them both and then called police.
    Pacheco says there is nothing to indicate the student was involved in any criminal activity that could have made him a target. It's possible the suspects went to the wrong home or were looking for someone who no longer lived in the home. The student had only lived there for a few months.
    The student is cooperating with police. No names have been released.
    UA student shoots and kills 2 men who broke into his home | LOCAL NEWS | Local Breaking News from AZFAMILY.COM & KTVK 3TV - Arizona's Family

    Sketchy story light on details so far, but looks like a good shoot.

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    Maybe me but If a door is locked Do Not Enter!!!

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    Hummmm...maybe they thought it was their home...after a night of drinking...and forgot their key. That should wet the whistle from another thread.:)

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    Fatally shot two men, wow

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    Unless something else comes out this sounds like a good shooting.
    +1 to the police for not releasing names.
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    Update:

    Cops: 2 killings look like self-defense
    UA student grabs his handgun, shoots intruders and calls police
    By Alexis Huicochea
    ARIZONA DAILY STAR
    Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.17.2008

    Evidence in the fatal shooting of two intruders by a University of Arizona student appears to be consistent with his account that he was defending himself, police said. The 23-year-old student shot and killed Shontel R. Early, 30, and Wesley O. Fenstermacher, 29, after the two men barged into his home early Thursday morning, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

    At least one of the intruders had a gun. The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m., Pacheco said. The police spokesman gave this account:
    The student was home alone in a guest house in the 800 block of East Adams Street, near North Euclid Avenue and East Speedway. There was a knock at the door, and one of the men asked for someone who did not live there.
    The student looked past the man he was speaking with and saw another man, who had his face covered and had a gun. The student retreated into his home and grabbed his own handgun, but the men made their way in.
    The student fired, then called police to report the shooting. When officers arrived, they found the two men dead inside just past the doorway.
    The student was questioned and is cooperating with police. His name was not released. There is no indication that the student is or has been involved in any criminal activity, police said. Pacheco could not say what the men were looking for or if they had possibly intended to go to a different house.
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    Sounds like good shooting all the way around. I wonder if he's a DC member?
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    That there is good gun control,he didn't miss
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    here's another link to the article: Cops: 2 killings look like self-defense | www.azstarnet.com


    Cops: 2 killings look like self-defense
    UA student grabs his handgun, shoots intruders and calls police
    By Alexis Huicochea
    arizona daily star
    Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.17.2008
    Evidence in the fatal shooting of two intruders by a University of Arizona student appears to be consistent with his account that he was defending himself, police said.
    The 23-year-old student shot and killed Shontel R. Early, 30, and Wesley O. Fenstermacher, 29, after the two men barged into his home early Thursday morning, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
    At least one of the intruders had a gun. The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m., Pacheco said.
    The police spokesman gave this account:
    The student was home alone in a guest house in the 800 block of East Adams Street, near North Euclid Avenue and East Speedway.
    There was a knock at the door, and one of the men asked for someone who did not live there.
    The student looked past the man he was speaking with and saw another man, who had his face covered and had a gun.
    The student retreated into his home and grabbed his own handgun, but the men made their way in.
    The student fired, then called police to report the shooting. When officers arrived, they found the two men dead inside just past the doorway.
    The student was questioned and is cooperating with police. His name was not released.
    There is no indication that the student is or has been involved in any criminal activity, police said.
    Pacheco could not say what the men were looking for or if they had possibly intended to go to a different house.
    The case will be presented to the Pima County Attorney's Office for a determination on whether the shootings were justified, Pacheco said.
    Neighbors were alarmed by the events.
    Ali Adelmann, a UA sophomore, just moved into the neighborhood this semester. "It really worries me," the Phoenix resident said. "All we can do is keep our doors and windows locked."
    Jenny Wise also moved into the neighborhood in August. The 19-year-old sophomore said she wasn't home at the time of the shootings. She had gone to a party, and when she arrived home around 2 a.m. she found her street taped off and flooded with police.
    "It's really the scariest thing," Wise said.
    "I've lived a sheltered life. This seems like a nice little neighborhood. I don't know what I would've done if two guys tried to get into my house," Wise said.
    ● Star reporter Jamar Younger contributed to this report. ● Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at 573-4242 or ahuicochea@azstarnet.com.
    not only does it sound like a good shoot, but it sounds like some good shooting! innocent people +1, bad guys -2....

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    Sounds like Shontel and Wesley won't be intruding on anyone else in the neighborhood...

    The dirtbags got exactly what they deserved, and without wasting taxpayer money...I appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Unless something else comes out this sounds like a good shooting.
    +1 to the police for not releasing names.

    Wonder if he get extra Criminal Justice credit?

    Glad he came out on top of this.
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    sounds like a righteous shoot... Good on this U of A student.
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    "All we can do is keep our doors and windows locked."
    "I don't know what I would've done if two guys tried to get into my house"
    Might we respectfully offer some advice? Or maybe you can get some advice from this guy, who evidently KNEW what to do?

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