Man Kills Burglar

Out of jail only seven weeks, a convicted burglar returned to his old habits -- and an armed citizen ended his "career" permanently. The crook pounded on the door of Curtis Schnepp's Oregon City, Washington, house, breaking the door in the process. He also woke up Schnepp, who was taking a nap. Schnepp got his .357 and found the man crawling through the door. When the man advanced after being ordered to stop, Schnepp fired, mortally wounding him. Schnepp's actions were later affirmed by the county prosecutor.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 31, 1994, Longview, Washington, Daily News.

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