Retired Pa. officer foils burglary


By Dennis B. Roddy
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH — A retired Pittsburgh police officer interrupted a trio of burglars in his daughter's home yesterday, shot one to death and wounded a second as he waited for police to arrive.

Neighbors and a source close to the ongoing investigation said Darrell Benton, a former city patrolman, surprised the young men as they ransacked his daughter's home in the 6400 block of Apple Street in Lincoln-Lemington.

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