76-year-old Man Murdered During Home Invasion in Athens, Ga.
The incident on Jefferson River Road is the fifth murder this year in Athens.
Awakened before midnight Monday by the sounds of someone kicking in the front door, Edward Davidson, 76, went to investigate and was shot and killed, according to an Athens Clarke County Police report.
His wife, Charlotte Davidson, wasn't injured, the report says.
Mrs. Davidson didn't see her husband get shot, said a story in the Athens Banner Herald, but she did tell the responding officers that she saw two men running away. She had called police a few minutes earlier to report a burglary in process.
“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 told the Banner Herald said on Tuesday.
The house sits between Vincent Drive and Jefferson Road.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s). If you have any information please contact Sgt Jeff Clark at 706-613-3888 X319 or Det Charles Ivey at 706-613-3888 X337. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.