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Friday, October 07, 2005
Overnight News ... Off-duty Firefighter Shoots Burglar An off-duty firefighter fatally shot one man and wounded two others who broke into his home overnight, Philadelphia police told the Associated Press. A fourth man escaped. The firefighter was awakened early Friday by noises downstairs in his home in the city's Nicetown section, authorities said. Grabbing his handgun, he went to investigate and found four men in his living room. One burglar shot at the firefighter and he returned fire, hitting three men, authorities said. A wounded intruder was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he died. The two others who were wounded were taken to Temple University Hospital. The fourth fled and remained at large, police said. The incident took place in the 3800 block of 18th Street, a fire official told Early Word. Police don't expect to release identities of the firefighter, or the men who were shot, until this afternoon.