Memphis Homeowner Killed This Morning while Trying to Stop Car Theft

FEBRUARY 12, 2007 - Posted at 11:16 a.m. CST

MEMPHIS, TN - Police in Memphis say a homeowner was shot and killed by car thieves this morning.

Investigators say the victim had heard people trying to steal a sport utility vehicle from the driveway of a home and came out of the house in an attempt to stop it.

Police say the thieves shot the homeowner, then took the vehicle.  They're looking for a blue and gray 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Tennessee license 1WH-084.

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