lake elsinore, california homeowner, intruder killed, lake elsinore intruder

A California homeowner shot and killed an intruder attempting to break into his home on Sunday night.

According to the press release, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress at about 10:45 p.m.

The family first became aware something was amiss when they heard the family dog barking, CBS Los Angeles reported. They then heard noises and discovered that the suspect had kicked open the back fence.

As the suspect made his way to the back door of the residence and tried to break in, the 911 call was placed by the female resident while the male homeowner armed himself with a handgun.

After failing to break open the back door, the suspect moved to a side window in an attempt to gain entry.

“He was bashing his foot into the windows and finally he broke a plank. My husband shot a warning shot,” the female 911 caller told CBS Los Angeles.

As the press release notes, the suspect ignored the warnings and continued to force his way into the home when he was shot by the male homeowner.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Sheriff’s Department said it is not seeking charges against the homeowner at this time. There is no known connection between the homeowner and the deceased suspect.

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