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Elderly homeowner shoots and kills intruder

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

An attempted home invasion ends with a deadly shooting. The man who pulled the trigger is 73 years old. He was armed and ready after being targeted last week.

Detroit police tell us a man who was likely in his mid 30's is dead because he broke into a home on the city's west side. The homeowner says two men tried to break into his home on Sunday.

On Thursday, he heard a noise coming from downstairs. He knew something was not right, so he grabbed his gun to see what was going on and he encountered a stranger he believed was one of the men who tried to rob him before.

Police tell us the bad guy had kicked in the front door and walked in but the man of the house was right there and opened fire. One shot to the chest.

The suspect ran out of the house and collapsed in the driveway of the home next door, where he died.

Police do not know who the suspect is. He did not have an ID, so right now, he is a John Doe.

Right now, the homeowner is being questioned by homicide detectives.

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