(Des Moines, IA) – A 67-year-old business owner in Iowa shot and killed a burglary suspect from Minnesota on Wednesday morning.
According to Des Moines Police, the owner of Kraft Imports and 5 Star Muffler arrived at his store around 7:15am and found a burglar inside, who was “in the process of stealing quite a load of property.”
Thomas Kraft confronted the suspect and feeling threatened, he shot and killed the alleged burglar, identified as 37-year-old Amund Haarstad of Fergus Falls. Kraft was not hurt.
Des Moines police say it’s unlikely charges will be filed against Kraft, as it appears this case falls under Iowa’s new “Stand Your Ground” law.
A review of Haarstad’s criminal record shows a violent past, with seven convictions for assault and domestic abuse, along with numerous convictions for various other offenses.