Re: Young Black Intruder Shot in Chicago By 80-Year-Old Black Homeowner

by Greg Pollowitz

I never thought I’d write this, but, sanity in Chicago:

Prosecutors Monday dropped weapons charges against an 81-year-old Englewood man who shot a teen who police said had broken into his home.

Homer Wright had been charged with unlawful use of a weapon because as a felon he is not allowed to have a gun.

Court records showed Wright pleaded guilty to a 1990 theft charge and served two years on probation, and then served another 2-1/2 years on probation for a 1994 charge of unlawful use of a weapon.

He declined to talk to a reporter after a Monday morning court hearing.

Anthony Robinson, 19, was trying to break into Wright’s home in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street to steal liquor about 6:30 a.m. March 26 when Wright shot him in the ankle, authorities said.

Earlier Media Blog coverage of Homer Wright here.

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