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Homeowner grabs gun after hearing glass break in middle of night. Intruder fires at him — but homeowner is the better shot.


'Gunshots rang out'

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A homeowner in South Fulton, Georgia, told police he woke up to the sound of glass breaking and his dog barking around 2:30 a.m. Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

So the homeowner grabbed his gun and walked toward the sounds to investigate, South Fulton Police spokesman Lt. Derrick Rogers told the paper.

'Gunshots rang out'

"As he approached the area, he encountered a subject in his home," Rogers said from the scene, the paper reported. "Gunshots rang out between the homeowner and the subject. At this time, the subject is deceased on scene."

Rogers could not confirm to the Journal-Constitution if a weapon was found with the alleged intruder, he did tell the paper that there was an exchange of gunfire.

How is the homeowner?

"The homeowner is OK," Rogers added to the paper. "He received a superficial injury to his hand as he escaped his residence after the encounter."

Investigators don't know if the home was targeted or if the incident was isolated, the paper said.

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