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87-year-old homeowner shoots Baldwin Hills burglar

February 1, 2012 |  9:18 am

A man who tried to break into a Baldwin Hills home was in critical condition Wednesday after the 87-year-old homeowner shot him, police said.

Two men tried to enter the home in the 5300 block of Rodeo Road through a window shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, and the commotion surprised the homeowner, who retrieved his gun.

One of the suspects was shot at least twice in the neck and chest while climbing through the window. He was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in critical condition.

The second suspect fled.


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