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Detroit homeowner opens fire on suspected intruders, kills 1

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Police say a Detroit homeowner opened fire on two home invasion suspects Wednesday morning, fatally wounding one.

Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in.

The male was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Woody says. The female suspect was struck in the leg, transported and listed in critical condition.

The homeowner wasn't injured.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office is expected to review the incident, but Woody says it appears to be another case of a Detroit homeowner defending his property.

"I know this is a hot button topic and Chief (James) Craig has addressed this issue many times. We fully support our good Detroiters, good Americans that are legally in possession of weapons defending their homes," said Woody. "We will support our citizens in that matter. This seems to be another one of those incidents."

This is third such case reported by FOX 2 in the past five weeks. In early March, a 17-year-old was fatally shot outside a home on Penrod Street. On March 25, a homeowner with a valid concealed weapons license fatally shot two suspected intruders at his home on Dexter.
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