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Affidavit: Wis. homeowner shot intruder twice


OKAUCHEE, Wis. (AP) -- Court records say the man shot to death by an Okauchee (oh-KAH'-chee) homeowner was unarmed.

A search warrant affidavit says the homeowner told investigators he thought the intruder was armed when he fired the shots about 2 a.m. Saturday.

But court records say 39-year-old James Babe IV was unarmed -- although investigators believe he may have had a gray cell phone in his right hand when he was shot.

The affidavit also says Babe was shot twice in the upper chest with rounds apparently fired from a .357 revolver.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) the search warrant and affidavit were filed in Waukesha County Court to allow officers to search the home.

District Attorney Brad Schimel is still reviewing the shooting.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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