It was after 9a.m. when Larry Rohatsch was home alone with his daughter. The morning was interrupted by 48-year-old Darrell Miller, a man with an extensive criminal record and an outstanding warrant.
The 4-year-old girl told police she was in bed when she heard the doorbell ring twice followed by the front door being kicked in. The child then saw a man near the bathroom with something in her hand and, as she told police "my daddy shot him".
According to Omaha.com,
Officers arrived to find Darrell W. Miller, 48, lying on the porch with a gunshot wound, Pecha said. Miller was transported to the Creighton University Medical Center, where he died.
Miller, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, is the second intruder to be shot and killed by a homeowner during a burglary attempt this year.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said he had been briefed on the incident, and it appears that the homeowner’s actions may be justified. The County Attorney’s Office will review the police investigation before making a final determination, Kleine said.
By law, Nebraska residents are allowed to use deadly force during a home invasion if the person fears for his or her life.
Neighbor Ann Gray told reporters, "You have a right to defend yourself. If you have to shoot, you should shoot."
Sounds like good advice to me. It's unfortunate this young girl saw what she saw, but it's very fortunate she didn't see the alternative. How