Don’t break into someone’s residence and you won’t risk them shooting you dead.  That’s the moral of the story from Battle Creek, Michigan after a 40-year-old man left this mortal coil prematurely after playing the role of the Big, Bad Wolf.  

In this case, Little Red Riding Hood had herself a gun and shot him dead.

Here’s the report from The Battle Creek Enquirer.

BATTLE CREEK — A 40-year-old Fulton man was killed in a Wednesday shooting inside an apartment in what police are calling a self-defense shooting.

The man is accused of breaking into an apartment at Georgetown Estates, Battle Creek police said.

Officers responded to a distress call at the 1975 E. Columbia Ave. apartment complex around 9:41 p.m. Wednesday where they found Donald Richard Guthrie had been shot.

Guthrie was transported by LifeCare Ambulance to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where he later died, police said.

“It appears that Guthrie had forced his way into the victim’s Georgetown Estates apartment, at which time the victim shot Guthrie,” police said in a release. “At this time, it appears that the victim acted in self-defense.”