Virginia homeowner shoots intruder who broke into his residence
Fairfax, Va., police responded to reports of a shooting at a home in Oakton and upon arrival found a dead man at the scene who allegedly broke into the residence.
Fairfax County Police sent out a tweet around 6:50 p.m. saying officers were at the scene of a fatal shooting at a home on Waples Mill Road in Oakton, Virginia.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the tweet.
« All parties are considered and there is no apparent continuing threat to the community, » the tweet read. « Detectives and a PIO respond to the scene. »
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FOX 5 DC reported that police held a press conference where they said an intruder broke into a house before being shot by the landlord.
The owner and the suspected intruder got into an altercation outside before the owner went inside and retrieved a gun, police said. The man then entered the house with a « large landscaping rock ».
Police say the owner shot and killed the man before calling 911.
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No one was injured other than the suspected intruder, police said.
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The police are continuing the investigation, in particular to identify the identity of the intruder.