Police: Home Owner Shoots, Kills Alleged Robber

Armed Men Kick In Door Of Scott County Home

FOREST, Miss. — A homeowner shot andkilled a teenager who allegedly kicked in his door, police said.

Two men, one of whom was armed with a .38-caliber pistol,kicked in the door and rushed into the home, police said.

The homeownershot Derrick Thickland, 17, once in the leg and twice in the chest,
police said.

Thickland was allegedly armed with the gun, police said. Hewas pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The second man,Luis Pedro, ran from the home and Forest police found him a few minutes
later hiding across the street, officials said.

Pedro admitted to policethat he and Thickland had gone to the home to commit armed robbery and
when they kicked in the door, they were met with gunfire, police said. Read more

Source: wapt.com

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