Body found may be burglar shot by homeowner - KMSP-TV

Body found may be burglar shot by homeowner

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Police responded to a home in Clayton County after a homeowner shot and killed a burglar. Police responded to a home in Clayton County after a homeowner shot and killed a burglar.
JONESBORO, Ga. -

Police are trying to determine if the man found shot to death outside of a Clayton County home on Saturday night was the same man that broke into a neighboring home with two other men.

According to information obtained by FOX 5 News, a man arrived at his home located in the 9000 block of Sterling Ridge Lane near Jonesboro around 10:30 p.m. to find someone had forced their way inside. The homeowner, who was armed with a handgun, confronted three burglars ransacking his house.

Gunfire was exchanged between the homeowner and the burglars and ended up fleeing the home through an open window.

When police arrived, they found a man dead on the front lawn of the neighboring home. An autopsy shows the man died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police also found a handgun outside the window.

The names of the deceased and any additional information on suspects have not yet been released.

The incident is still under investigation.

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