Police Responding to Burglary Kill Homeowner, Not Intruder
The ex-wife of a Pittsburgh homeowner fatally shot by police responding to a burglary call says officers "shot the wrong guy." Brenda and Christopher Thompkins were in bed when they spotted an intruder in the house at about 4 a.m. Sunday. Christopher Thompkins grabbed Brenda's gun and was headed downstairs when he fired at the intruder. Police say two officers who responded to a security alarm thought the shots were fired at them. They returned fire and killed Thompkins.