A 19-year-old man died trying to break into a home in Kearns. He was shot by the homeowner...homeowner reported someone rang the doorbell of his home around 1:30 Monday morning. He investigated, didn't see anybody and went back to bed.
Then around 3 a.m., he and his wife began hearing noises near the family room downstairs, so armed with a handgun he went to check it out.
Hutson said, "As he was looking outside his sliding glass door, there was a person there trying to make their way in the sliding glass door with some sort of a tool."
Startled, police say the father of two young girls fired one shot at the glass door. When Poulton ran away, the homeowner called 911 to report the attempted break-in.
When police arrived, they found Poulton about 50 feet from the home, dead in the street.
A local attorney and author believes the homeowner will not be charged with a crime.
The author of the book "The Self Defense Law of all 50 States" says an intruder doesn't have to be in the home to open fire. Vilos says the burglar just has to be trying to get into the home.
Choke one up for the good guys.