Robert Morton, 20, was upstairs in his Lawrenceville, Georgia, home just before 1 a.m. Friday when he heard a noise, Gwinnett police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“He grabbed his firearm and went to investigate,” Cpl. Wilbert Rundles told the paper.
Morton found 50-year-old James Brock breaking into a vehicle in the driveway and confronted him, police added to the Journal-Constitution.
“He verbally challenged the intruder,” Rundles told the paper, adding that the intruder then “charged at the resident.”
How did Morton react?
Police told the Journal-Constitution that Morton “fired more than one shot, striking the intruder.”
What happened to the intruder?
Brock died at the scene, the paper reported, adding that his body was found near the garage.
What will happen to Morton?
“Criminal charges are not expected against Morton,” Cpl. Michele Pihera told the Journal-Constitution.
Police told the paper that the resident was brought in for questioning and is cooperating with their investigation.
There is no link between Brock and Morton, the paper said, adding that others in the home at the time of the shooting were not injured.