Man Shot to Death Trying to Stop Attacker From Sexually Assaulting His Niece in Burnside Home
A man was killed Thursday after rushing to help his teenage niece who was being sexually assaulted in her bedroom in a Burnside home, authorities said.
Around 9 p.m. a man entered the home in the 500 block of East 89th Place through a window and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl her in bedroom, police said.
The girl’s uncle, a 66-year-old man, rushed to her aid after hearing her screams and was shot by the attacker in the head and back, according to police.
Police said a “possible offender” who fled the scene was taken into custody by responding officers. Charges were pending, authorities said.
Area South detectives were investigating.