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Ohio homeowner fatally shoots man during home invasion

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    A Canton couple told police they awakened to being pistol-whipped and then the homeowner grabbed his own gun and killed one of the would-be robbers.

    CANTON A northwest Canton couple awoke about 2 a.m. Monday to two masked men pistol-whipping them in a home-invasion robbery attempt β€” until the homeowner pulled the trigger of his own gun multiple times.

    Canton police say one of the robbers was fatally shot, driven to an area hospital by β€œan unidentified third party,” as police continued searching for the other robber later Tuesday morning.

    Nicholas A. Hug, 24, of 1815 Trinity Pl. NW, was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. Monday at Aultman Hospital, according to a news release from the Canton Police Department.

    Police Capt. Dave Davis said a couple who live in the 2600 block of Second Street NW was asleep when they were awakened by two men striking them with guns, one weapon being a rifle Hug was using. Davis said the victims did not know the men.
    Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10