Detroit Homeowner Who Shot and Killed Alleged Armed Suspect: ‘It Was Me or Him’
Someone began beating on his door around 4:30 a.m
A homeowner in Detroit who shot and killed an alleged armed suspect early Tuesday morning said his life was on the line if he didn't act.
“It was me or him," Maiso Jackson said.
FOX 2 reports that Jackson was in his home Tuesday, where he has lived for 20 years before the intrusion.
Someone began beating on his door around 4:30 a.m.
Jackson said he went to the door and the suspect suggested that “someone owed him money.”
Jackson told him that he did not owe the man money and called 911.
While waiting for the police, the suspect allegedly shifted around the side of the house and broke out a window.
Jackson grabbed his gun and confronted the man.
“I came outside and said you have to leave; you can’t be doing this.”
He said the suspect “then he reached for his gun and pulled it out.”
Jackson responded by shooting the suspect dead.
“I had to defend myself."
"I had to shoot him because of that.”
And by sharing his story with FOX 2, he is hopeful that someone might take away a lesson or two from his encounter.
"You have to be on guard, you have to be prepared," Jackson said.
"You can’t just let people run you over, hurt you, and don’t do nothing about it."
"You have to defend yourself."
Detroit police did confirm to FOX 2 that the homeowner, Jackson, was questioned for a few hours by police and released without any charges.
But cases like these, are subject to review by the prosecutor’s office.