A Montana man returned home on Wednesday afternoon to find a burglar inside his home. The homeowner, also a gun owner, was able to retrieve one of his firearms and shoot the intruder once in the chest.
That one shot proved to be fatal.
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's investigators say the alleged burglar may have burglarized two additional homes in the area before the was killed, KXLH-TV reports.
The incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Police received a 911 call from the homeowner who informed the dispatcher that he had just shot a home intruder who was trying to burglarize his home.
After being shot once in the chest, the homeowner says the intruder broke through a window in a desperate bid to escape the armed man. He managed to make it to his getaway car but drove into a chain link fence. He died in the car from his injuries, police said.
"The homeowner is not injured, and it's unknown as to whether or not the intruder had a firearm or any type of weapon on his person at the time of the confrontation," said Captain Jason Grimmis of the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Department.
Detectives found evidence that may tie the deceased intruder to additional burglaries.
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