Nov 15, 2013 at 11:50 am
Authorities say three people are in custody after a homeowner shot and killed an armed intruder during a home invasion in eastern Minnesota.
Authorities say two men in their 20s entered a house near Sandstone about 2:30 a.m. Thursday with the apparent intent to rob the homeowner, who's in his 70s. One of the intruders was armed with a handgun.
Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole says the homeowner used his own gun to shoot the armed suspect, who died at the scene. The dead suspect is identified as 23-year-old Gypsy Watts. A second suspect fled.
Watts was 19 and living in Grand Forks (ND) in 2009 when he robbed a series of convenience stores. In a couple of cases he used a golf club as a weapon. Under the terms of a plea deal Watts was sentenced to four years in jail.
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