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Man tries forcing his way into residence. But homeowner is armed — and intruder pays ultimate price.

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A 22-year-old man tried forcing his way into a Virginia residence Sunday night. But the homeowner was armed — and intruder paid the ultimate price. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia said a 22-year-old man tried forcing his way into a home in the Penhook community Sunday night, the News & Advance reported.

Unfortunately for the intruder, the homeowner was armed.

“Preliminary investigation shows a homeowner shot the male as he was forcing himself into an occupied residence,” investigator Devin Taylor wrote in a news release, the paper said.

Nicholas Aaron Marlowe of Franklin County was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital where he died later that night, the News & Advance said.

No criminal charges have been filed, the paper said.

“The commonwealth’s attorney will be reviewing all evidence and witness statements before a final decision is announced,” Taylor wrote in the news release, the News & Advance said.

An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death was performed Monday morning, the paper said.

The sheriff's office on Friday didn't immediately respond to TheBlaze's question as to whether or not Marlowe had a criminal history.

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