An Akron, Ohio man faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter for his actions in a recent home invasion robbery.
When two robbers burst into his home and held him at gunpoint, David Hillis was able to reach his own firearm and turn the tables on his attackers. Seeing their former victim armed, the robbers turned and fled, and Mr. Hillis gave chase. Opening fire as he pursued the men through his neighbor’s yard, Hillis hit and killed one of the fleeing crooks.
As a police lieutenant explained to reporters:
“You’re not protected by the Castle Doctrine when the suspects flee your home or your property and your life is no longer in danger. In this case, the suspects took off running from the house.”
The surviving home invader is being charged with murder for the death of his accomplice during the commission of a crime.
Source: WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH