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Armed Intruder Shot, Killed After Homeowner Knocked Gun From His Hands With a Cane

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A 59-year-old homeowner in New Mexico used his cane to knock a gun out of the hand of an intruder Wednesday morning. While a scuffle for the firearm would ensue, the intruder ended up being shot and killed.

According to KOAT-TV, attorney Richard Cravens said the suspect fired at his client but missed. That's when his client, who was not identified, used his cane to his defense, eventually getting the gun himself when he fired it.

The deceased suspect has also not been named by the authorities. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident at the Placitas home and until then that is complete is unclear if the homeowner will be criminally charged.

"My client is completely traumatized," Cravens told KOAT, which noted that the homeowner was transported to an area hospital with a broken arm and cuts. "He's a pacifist and was forced to deal with an extremely violent situation."

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