Miami homeowner fatally shoots burglar, police say

A homeowner fatally shot a burglar Wednesday afternoon after finding him in his home in Miami, authorities said.

The incident was reported just after noon in the area of Northwest 71st Street and Fifth Place.

The homeowner's wife said she was at work when the incident happened. She said her 3-year-old son heard a noise and woke up his father, who grabbed his gun.

Police said the man shot the burglar in the living room.

Miami police spokesman Christopher Bess said the burglar was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner was questioned at the police station.

No other details were immediately released.

 

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