Boy! This guy and his wife are in really deep doo-doo now! Gunning down that poor under-privileged burglar who was probably just trying to provide for his crack habit. And with an illegal hand-gun, to boot. Oh, Mayor Daley is going to have a field day with this old man.
Of course, no mention will be made of the illegal gun being carried by the assailant. If anything, it will probably just be mentioned as a tool of the man's trade - burglary.