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Homeowner Says Intruder Kicked in His Door — but That’s as Far as the Suspect Got

"Some guy broke into my house..."

A homeowner in Columbus, Ohio, told police a man kicked in his door, leaving him with no choice but to defend himself and his home. The 71-year-old retired man fired just one accurate and deadly shot at the suspect.

When police arrived, they found a man dead with a single gunshot wound on the elderly man’s porch. Officers also found what they said was a clear indication that someone tried to forcefully break into the home.

“Some guy broke into my house, and I shot him,” the man reportedly told a 911 operator after the scary incident.

Columbus Police Sergeant Rich Weiner told WBNS-TV, "Somebody kicks in your door and they're coming in your house, you don't have to wait for them to come in your house.”

Police spoke with the homeowner after the shooting and then allowed him to go home. However, the case will still be referred to a grand jury, police said.

Police did not release the identity of the alleged home intruder.

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