71-Year-Old Fights Back After Robber Forces Way Into Home

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DANVILLE, VA – A Danville man fought back after a robber forced his way into his home, according to police. 

The 71-year-old was at his house on the 300 block of Wooding Ave when he heard a knock on the door. After he opened the door, a robber forced his way into the house, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. 

The homeowner and robber then got into a gun fight, and the 71-year-old was shot in the arm. 

The suspect ran away, according to police, but an investigation is still ongoing. 

The homeowner was treated and released from a local hospital. 


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