OLNEY (WTXF) - A man who family members say was a disabled veteran was found shot to death, overnight, after a fight with a gunman. That suspect was later caught after a chase into a stranger’s home, where a father and son told FOX 29 News how things played out.
Police in Olney say they found the victim shot multiple times just before 1 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of W. Spencer Street, and two other men running away from the scene. Police say one of them was a friend of the victim, and also a witness, who was armed and chasing the alleged killer.
The victim -- identified as Howard White, 47 -- suffered gunshot wounds to his back and torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family said he was fighting with the gunman who was trying to hold up a bar.
Then, soon after, the suspect led police on a chase into a stranger’s home in the 6100 block of N. 6th Street.
FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser spoke to the father and son, Javier Vasquez, Sr., and Javier, Jr., after the home invasion. They told him how they took on the gunman, body slammed him to the ground in their kitchen, disarmed him, and held him until police came. Both say they're each other's hero.
Police arrived, took the suspect into custody, and recovered a gun.
Despite White’s disability, he continued to serve his country and just returned from service a month a half ago, and was waiting to return to Korea.