Homeowner shoots and kills intruder this morning in GA


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9/16/16 Gwinnett County, GA


6:52 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 | Filed in: Local News


A man kicked in the front door of the woman’s home in unincorporated Gwinnett County, police said.

A total of at least three men came through the front door.

The woman started shooting.

A woman shot and killed a man who kicked in the front door of her home in unincorporated Gwinnett County, police said.

Gwinnett police responded to the 3500 block of Spring Drive just before 4 a.m., Cpl. Deon Washington said.

“The homeowner told dispatchers that she and another male were awoken to the sounds of someone entering their home,” Washington said. “The female retrieved her handgun and went to investigate the sounds.”

Police brought a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder in for questioning Friday in Gwinnett County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

She told police she saw at least three men coming through the front door.

“At that point,” Washington said, “she began firing rounds from her handgun and struck at least one suspect in the torso killing him.”

One of the other intruders fired back before he and the other man ran from the home. Police believe they sped away in a car.

Police say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Friday in unincorporated Gwinnett County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

No children were in the home at the time.

“This is a harrowing experience for anyone to endure, and we’re fortunate that no one else was hurt,” Washington said.

The homeowner and man sleeping in the home were taken to Gwinnett police headquarters for questioning.

The name of the dead intruder has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

“No charges are expected against the homeowner and police are still working to determine the identity of the other two suspects,” Washington said.

Investigators also want to know why the homeowner was targeted and if the dead intruder had a weapon.

They plan to canvass the areas for witnesses.



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