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Intruder tries to break into home through glass door. Mom huddles with young daughter in bedroom while Dad grabs gun — and takes care of business.


Officers found a deceased male lying in the road near the house

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An armed San Francisco-area homeowner managed to protect himself, his wife, and his daughter from a man trying to break into their home early Saturday morning.

What are the details?

El Cerrito police told KPIX-TV a woman called 911 at 1:13 a.m. saying she was huddled with her young daughter in a bedroom while her armed husband went to confront someone who was trying to break into their home.

Officers who arrived at the scene were told the husband confronted the intruder as he tried to enter the home through a glass door, the station said. The homeowner told police he shouted at the intruder, but the suspect didn't respond, KPIX said.

Believing his life — as well as the lives of his wife and daughter — were being threatened, the homeowner shot at the intruder, who immediately fled, the station said.

What happened to the intruder?

KPIX said the officers found a deceased male lying in the road near the house.

The investigation has led officers to believe the suspect was in the process of committing a burglary and most likely had been committing other burglaries in the area, the station said.

The identity of the deceased man was not being released, KPIX said, adding that no arrests have been made amid the ongoing investigation.

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