Alabama Man Anticipates Burglar's Return, Kills Intruder With One Shot

by David Higginbotham

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An Albertville, Alabama homeowner shot and killed a burglar shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. The homeowner fired one shot from a shotgun, killing the intruder who had broken in his front door, and then called 911.

When the Albertville Police arrived on the scene, they found 41-year-old Jamison Lynn Lacey deceased.

The local NBC affiliate reports that “the homeowner had been having problems with someone burglarizing his rental home.” So he waited in the rental house. And when the burglar, Lacey, returned, he parked his pickup truck in the driveway of the house and broke in the front door. But the homeowner was prepared. He fired one shot, killing Lacey.

Albertville Police Assistant Chief Jamie Smith explained the situation in an interview with WHNT News. “We are in the early stages of the investigation, but right now we’re treating it as a burglary and the homeowner defending his property.”

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