Police: Resident Took Away Suspect’s Gun Then Killed Him with It

Ray Mesek registers a pistol at a gun buyback event at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division on December 22, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The buyback program, the largest in the city's history, will offer up to $200 value for a working handgun, $75 for a rifle and a …
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AWR HAWKINS

Police indicate that a New Jersey resident took away an intrusion suspect’s gun then shot and killed him with it.

NBC 10 reports that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm Wednesday, after an “intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.”

Police say the resident and the suspect, 29-year-old Terrence Coulanges, wrestled for control of the firearm on the patio, with the resident ultimately taking control of it and shooting Coulanges.

Coulanges later succumbed to his wounds.

Neighbors were shocked by the incident, noting that the neighborhood is usually quiet and it is home to “a lot of state troopers.”

One neighbor said, “If you want to take a chance and break into someone’s house, you never know whose house you are breaking into.”

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