Incidents like this make me very angry. The victim in this case was a retired police chief, which is why it isn' on the Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog. From the September 23, 2009 Illinois News-Gazette:
INDIANOLA – A teenager arrested in connection with an Indianola home invasion that turned fatal late Monday night is expected to be arraigned today on formal charges in Vermilion County Circuit Court.This is a town of 350 residents that doesn't even have full-time police officers.
The 17-year-old, whose name has not yet been released by Vermilion County sheriff's authorities, was the getaway driver for two other men, another 17-year-old whose name has not been released, and a 22-year-old identified as T.L Moore by Sheriff Pat Hartshorn.
The two men forced their way into the home of Max Taylor, 307 S. Vermilion St. in Indianola, at about 11 p.m. Monday....
Armed with a shotgun, wearing masks over their faces and carrying rope, the two men knocked on the door of the Taylor home. When Taylor, 58, a former part-time police officer, answered the door, the two men shoved their way inside.
The men had Taylor on the floor, strangling him, and were demanding money and the location of a safe when Taylor's wife, hearing the commotion, came downstairs and told the men she had expensive jewelry upstairs. While they were focused on the jewelry box, Taylor got his handgun. The man with the shotgun pointed it at Taylor, who opened fire, shooting the man several times.