After breaking into the home at 798 Renee St. at 5:20 a.m., the man made his way down the hallway to the homeowners’ bedroom, where the husband and wife awoke. The male homeowner physically struggled with the burglar, who had armed himself with a wooden club-like object he found inside the home, police said.Having been shot at a range of about 10 feet, he died at the scene.
The homeowner retrieved a gun from his bedroom and yelled for the man to leave. When the burglar charged, the homeowner shot the man at least once in the upper torso with a .40 caliber handgun, said Police Chief Luis Collazo.
It is unusual for a burglary to occur when a house is obviously occupied as this one was. It is unusual for a burglar to stick around once the homeowners are awake. This guy obviously meant violence.
Police Chief Collazo said that no charges will be filed against the homeowner.