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80-year old Army vet shots, kills home invader

May 26, 2010 11:16:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
'He saved our lives,' says wife of the shooting of a gunman who intruded into the couple's bedroom on West Side

As an 80-year-old Army veteran, his wife and great-grandson slept in their Humboldt Park home just before dawn Wednesday, a would-be burglar busted a basement window, crawled over discarded bikes and paint buckets, and made his way up winding stairs to an enclosed porch.