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HONESDALE, PA — Police say a 90-year-old Honesdale man shot an intruder after the suspect said he was going to enter the man’s home in the middle of the night. Pennsylvania State Police say they were summoned to the home of William Gabriellini on Butternut Flats Rd. after a report that a male had tried to force his way into the home.
Police say Adam Gelatt repeated banged on the back door at about 3:00 am. Gabriellini went to the door carrying a revolver. Gelatt told the older man that he wanted to come in the house and he wanted a cigarette. Gabriellini told Gelatt he could not come inside, and Gelatt responded that he was going to enter the home anyway. Gelatt then pulled what Gabriellini thought was a gun from his pocket. Gabriellini then raised his gun and shot Gelatt in the leg. Gabriellini then locked the door and called police.
When state police arrived they found Gelatt on the back porch with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment and police say he will be charged.