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Athens man, 76, killed confronting home invaders

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 7:11 AM
Last updated 6:00 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A 76-year-old Athens man was shot and killed late Monday during a home invasion at his residence on Jefferson River Road, Athens-Clarke police said.

Home of Athens home invasion victim  Morris News Sevice
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Home of Athens home invasion victim

Edward Davidson and his wife were asleep when someone kicked in the front door shortly before midnight, police said.

Davidson got out of bed to confront one or more intruders when he was shot and killed, police said.

Davidson’s wife did not witness the shooting, but she looked out the window and saw two people fleeing, police said. She had called 911 at 11:57 p.m. to report a burglary in progress, that someone was kicking at the door.

The woman could only describe the suspects as black males, but investigators worked with her Tuesday to come up with better descriptions.

Police would not say if a vehicle was involved or release other details of the burglary and murder.

“There was a break-in to the residence, and right now the only thing I can tell you is there were at least two people involved, but there’s no basic description of them yet,” Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman said on Tuesday.

“Mr. Davidson and his wife were in bed, and when got out to confront the perpetrators he was subsequently shot,” Holeman said. “The only information we have right now is from his wife, but it was dark at the time and we’re still trying to enhance that information.”

The Davidsons’ home is located in northwest Athens-Clarke County, between Jefferson Road and Vincent Drive.

The murder was the fifth this year in the county.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone responsible for Davidson’s death.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/28/12 - 09:29 am
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Older man didn't have a chance

Again.....we see what it would take to protect ourselves....so sorry for this older gent....

Patty-P
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Patty-P 11/28/12 - 09:54 am
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And I just listened to

And I just listened to conversation about people taking things into their own hands as a victim of home invasion. As if they aren't supposed to.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/28/12 - 11:00 am
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I sincerely wish this man had

I sincerely wish this man had the foresight to keep a shotgun loaded with buckshot in his bedroom, and cut these two vermin in half with it.
With the brazenness of today's criminals, unarmed citizens are lambs waiting for slaughter. ARM YOURSELVES!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/28/12 - 11:23 am
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isanotherday.... You
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isanotherday.... You shouldn't use buckshot. Use 7 1/2 shot. At the range you would shoot in a house, it will still be devistating, while being less than lethal on the other side of a wall.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 11/28/12 - 02:28 pm
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When Found, EXECUTE Them All ...!
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' Nuff said...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/28/12 - 02:46 pm
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You are correct humble; you

You are correct humble; you wouldn't want to mess up the other side of the wall when eliminating this kind of trash. Too much cleanup and insurance probably wouldn't cover the damage.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 11/30/12 - 02:01 pm
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The culture of death....

We are surrounded by some people that live a culture of death: this culture developed from their lack of respect for human life, moral principles and human rights. Note that there have been 5 murders in Athens COUNTY since the year began and yet in Richmond COUNTY, there were 5 BY APRIL of this year. I lost count of the murder rate after it passed 2O. And we are just now entering the holiday season with its annual uptick in crimes. I'm not blaming anyone except the criminals. I'm just an appalled observer whose life has been directly and adversely affected time and again by criminal activity of others in each neighborhood we moved to, to get AWAY from crime in the last one.

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