Two Burglars, Two Months, Two Shootings

A man attempting to break into a Cleveland, Ohio home was shot by the homeowner. 

It just so happens that the same homeowner shot and killed another burglar at the same Portage Avenue house less than two months earlier. 

The first incident happened in late November.  The burglar, 43-year-old David Fletcher, was attempting to break into a home owned by a man neighbors call "Mike."  Neighbors say that Mike bought a half a dozen homes on the block to remodel, but trouble soon followed. 

Portage Avenue is plagued with abandoned homes.  

"Everybody has this problem with people breaking in these abandoned houses," said neighbor Ben Blair in November. 

In the November incident, Feltcher was wielding a knife as he attempted to break into Mike's home.  Feltcher was killed.

The second incident happened on New Year's Eve.  Early in the morning on December 31st, an intruder attempted to enter the same home. 

Mike was inside and confronted the suspect who according to reports attempted to hit the victim with a lamp. Mike shot the man in the cheek and in the arm, then held him at gunpoint until police arrived. 

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