A man is dead after allegedly breaking into a woman's home in Las Vegas, and trying to drive away after she shot him.
Local law enforcement says that they got a call about a burglary from a woman around 11 a.m. Saturday. The unidentified caller then indicated that she had shot the burglar, who tried to drive away.
The suspect only got two blocks down the street, with a flat tire, before he was stopped by police.
He later died at a hospital from his injuries.
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The man was later identified as 30-year-old Jarrod Smith by the Clark County Coroner's office.
Police said that the man allegedly stalked the house for hours before he attempted the burglary.
"I hope any would-be crime breakers learn their lesson that yeah, people are scared when you break into their house, but they are also prepared," said Sterling Boyd, a neighbor of the woman who shot the burglar.
Police are investigating the shooting as a case of self-defense.
Here's a local news video about the altercation:
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