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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Photog shoots/kills robber

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Oct 09, 2007 17:40 |  #1

Is the victim of the intruder one of ours?​global/story.asp?s=718​1616 (external link)

GRAND RAPIDS -- A well-known local photographer shot an intruder to death early Monday morning when the man broke into the gallery, according to police.

About 12:30 a.m. Monday, people who live in apartments above the photography shop on Division Avenue just north of Cherry Street heard breaking glass and a popping sound, and called 911.

Detectives say a man smashed the front window to get in, waking up the business owner who lives just behind the shop.

Allen Stevenson, 43, of Muskegon Heights confronted the owner, Jeff Dykehouse, who then allegedly shot the intruder. Stevenson was dying on the floor when police arrived on scene and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Dykehouse is a well-known Grand Rapids photographer who spearheaded "Emily's Big Picture Project (external link)." Dykehouse photographed pediatric Hospice patients free of charge. He lost his own child to leukemia.

Grand Rapids Police Captain Jeffrey Hertel said, "When officers arrived, the individual was inside the business, lying inside the front door. There's broken glass, so there's some indication there was some type of break-in."

Police have not determined how many gunshots were fired and have been talking with people who live nearby. A gun has been recovered.

A neighboring artisan says the gallery's owner has been targeted before.
Stevenson previously was convicted for breaking-and-entering, possessing burglar tools, and receiving and concealing a motor vehicle.

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Oct 09, 2007 18:05 |  #2

Serves the scum well if you ask me. At least the Michigan tax payers won't have to pay for the crooks extended stay behind bars. Hate it for the store owner though that he has to live with the fact of taking someones life.

I watched that video, very touching.

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Oct 09, 2007 18:38 |  #3

Uh, not me. I'm still hanging out in Canada, thanks. Not missing any relatives that I know of.

(My last name is Stevenson)

Seriously, though the burglar had it coming, I don't agree with deadly force unless protecting life. Property is not irreplaceable.

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Oct 10, 2007 12:42 |  #4

I saw the video. This is fantasticly important work. I cannot imagine that someone who does such wonderful work, and has suffered the death of a child, would have shot an intruder without great remorse.

It's sad that he even discusses the economics of the area where he works. He's trying to do something good in a bad part of town.

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