VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Vancouver police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed a suspect during a break-in.
Police said a suspect broke into an occupied home in the 6000 block of Southeast Beach Drive at around 10:20 p.m.
The homeowner confronted the suspect with a firearm and shot him, according to police.
The homeowner and his family were not injured during the incident.
Investigators said the suspect had kicked open a rear door of the home to gain entry and charged toward the homeowner, who fired his gun at the suspect.
The suspect went out the back door after being shot and collapsed outside the back of the home.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Major Crimes Unit has responded and the investigation is ongoing.
"Last night at 10:30 an officer came to the door, woke my wife up. She came to the door and said someone got shot," neighbor Chris Granroth told FOX 12.
No other details have been released.
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