Homeowner Challenges Two Burglars, Kills One

COWARTS, Ala. (AP) - Houston County authorities say a homeowner shot and killed one of two men accused of breaking into his rural
home near the Cowarts community Saturday night.

A second suspect was caught by officers called to the scene. The shooting reportedly took place in the living room of a residence on U.S. 82 East.

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes says the homeowner, Peter Webb, dialed 911 at 7:41 p.m. reporting two men had broken into his house. Webb ordered the two men to the floor. The sheriff says Webb fired his handgun when one of the men charged at him.

The dead suspect was identified as 20-year-old Colie Laquad Dunlap of Dothan. Authorities said his older brother, 23-year-old Christopher Lee Dunlap, was charged with first-degree burglary and is being held in the Houston County Jail under a $200,000 bond

Hughes said the homeowner will NOT be charged because the shooting appeared to be a case of justifiable homicide. He said the case will be presented to a grand jury for review.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by net Location: dothan on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 PM
    i think it is more to the story personly if i am in you house and you tell me to get to the ground with a gun pointed at my head i would think your going to kill me and the fact they didn't have a weapon say it more to the story
  • by Bob Location: Dothan, Al. on Dec 11, 2007 at 07:12 AM
    Oh the horror of having trash like those two invade your home. My hat is off to Mr. Web for ridding our world of some of this criminal scum. Every American should be such a stand up citizen. The only mistake I see is this. Don't order them to the floor(it's to dangerous). Open up and blow both of the weasels away. In this unsafe world, a man that loves his wife, children and his own life, must shoot first and sort it out later. This gentleman may end up saving many lives. If outlaws are met with more of this, they'll think twice before invading someone's home. Thanks again to Mr. Webb for doing his duty and making it safer for us all.
  • by Arlando Location: Dothan AL on Dec 11, 2007 at 06:49 AM
    Personally i think it was more to the case because, If you have a handgun pointing at someone, they wouldn't just get up and charge you like Victoria said, "Who in there frame of mind would charge someone with a handgun pointing a them. I believe the grand jury should really take a look at this. And get the full story and how it really happen.
  • by Victoria Location: Headland on Dec 10, 2007 at 03:15 PM
    It's bad enough when your home is broke into when you're not home but to have this happen when the homeowner is home is frightening. I think that the homeowner did the right thing to protect himself from this threat. Who in their right frame of mind would charge someone who had a gun pointed at them.
  • by greg Location: opp on Dec 10, 2007 at 01:34 PM
    WELL ITS SAD IT HAD TO HAPPEN THAT WAY, BUT THEY PUT THERSELVES IN THAT POSITION I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING
  • by Jacquie Location: Webb on Dec 10, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    Good job home owner. If more people would stand up and take action when if happens in your home, maybe, just maybe there would be less crimes.
  • by stuart Location: enterprise on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    When burglars learn they will get shot, it will decrease burglary. Bravo to the homeowner for protecting his home and family.
  • by RANDY Location: ELBA AL on Dec 10, 2007 at 07:04 AM
    MR WEBB DONE A GOOD JOB OF PRACTICING GUN CONTROL.GUN CONTROL IS HITTING WHAY YOU AIM AT
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