BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo-area homeowner who shot an intruder who broke into his house in the middle of the night is now being sued by the dead man’s widow.

Albany schoolteacher David Park was killed in March when he turned up in the man’s Amherst home at 1:30 a.m. Police say Park was drunk and had been attending a party next door.

A grand jury declined to file charges against homeowner David D’Amico after concluding he had reasons to fear for his safety.

An attorney for Park’s widow, Deanna Ripstein, said the shooting was negligent and careless.

The lawyer for homeowner David D’Amico tells The Buffalo News the suit is baseless. He likened it to a drunken driver suing a sober car crash victim after an accident.

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Comments (4)
  1. The Good Samaritan says:

    This is why whenever someone intrudes into your house you should just comply and wait for the police.

    My mother always comply with the rapists. One of them was my dad.

    The Good Samaritan Has Spoken.

  2. Alex says:

    Yes, you need.

  3. Jere says:

    Nope you need not. Well maybe one thing, what’s YOUR name? The nick is “idiot”, that we already deduced.

  4. A Duhhh says:

    How stupid is this lawsuit? There should be a counter lawsuit for stupidity. The only winner in this lawsuit? The lawyers.

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