Two masked crooks try breaking into home in broad daylight, meet homeowner’s armed son, who puts stop to crime with deadly aim

Earlier this week, a pair of masked men tried to break into a Las Vegas home in broad daylight, but were quickly confronted by the homeowner’s son, police said. The son armed himself with a gun and shot and killed one of the intruders and wounded the other.

What are the details?

Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to a home in the 3300 block of Iberia Street, near West Desert Inn Road and South Rainbow Boulevard, for a report of a homicide.Lieutenant Jason Johansson told KLAS-TV.

According to police, a 70-year-old man who called 911 told police that two people were trying to break into his home through the back door and that his 50-year-old son shot them.

According to KLAS, the homeowner and his son exited the home when officers arrived and were inside the home when two men wearing masks, gloves and black clothing attempted to enter the home. he told the police.

According to police, the son grabbed a gun and fired at the men as they tried to enter.

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The homeowner and her son found one of the intruders dead in the backyard, and the other intruder jumped over the backyard wall and into what appeared to be a gray sedan, KLAS reported. He said he got in and left.

The man in the backyard was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, and the Clark County Coroner’s Office later identified him as 27-year-old Travon Powell, adding that the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, the department said. Ta.

About 10 minutes later, police began receiving calls about a vehicle traveling at a “reckless” speed in a parking lot in the area of ​​Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard, KLAS reported. A sedan) was involved in a traffic accident. The accident involved two other vehicles near Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

The driver of the sedan, who was wearing dark clothing, had a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to a hospital, police said, adding that police believe he was involved in the attempted break-in. protection.

Police said the shooting appeared to be in self-defense. “I do not anticipate any charges” against the son of the homeowner who shot them, Johansson said, according to KLAS.

Reporters from the station tried to speak to the father and son to no avail, with one of them telling the reporter, “You know what happened.” “We’re fine. Go somewhere else.”

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Neighbor Kyle Stinnett told KLAS he had heard of recent attempted break-ins in the area.

Stinnett told the station, adding that she supports her neighbor’s actions. “I will continue to protect my home in the same way that man defended his home. No one should have to shoot someone because they are illegally entering their home. It doesn’t feel good. You never want to be in that position.”

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