Korean War Vet Shoots Intruder with Service Gun

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War.

Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti's home early Tuesday morning.

Ricciutti says he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles' neck.

Investigators say Hiles was arrested a few blocks away, carrying a screwdriver and a stun gun. He's being held on $100,000 bail on charges including criminal trespass and burglary.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Hiles.

Authorities say they don't expect to bring any charges against Ricciutti.


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