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Three crooks enter home, and one fires at homeowner. But victim is armed, too — and shoots gunman dead as other two suspects flee.

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Three individuals entered a southern Louisiana home Tuesday night, and one of the intruders fired a gun at the homeowner. But it turns out the homeowner was armed as well — and fatally shot the gunman as the other two suspects fled the Jeanerette residence.

What are the details?

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said the intruders entered the home in the 9000 block of Old Jeanerette Road around 10:30 p.m.

One of the intruders had a gun and fired it the homeowner — but the homeowner returned fire and fatally wounded the intruder, the sheriff's office said.

The two remaining suspects fled the home and were still at large Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a call about the home invasion and found the deceased male inside the home, the sheriff's office said.

The deceased male's name was being withheld pending an investigation and notification of family, authorities added.

How are folks reacting?

Those commenting on the post about the home invasion and fatal shooting seemed pleased about the outcome:

  • "Play stupid games win stupid prizes," one commenter said.
  • "I’m sorry the homeowner had to use deadly force, but I am proud he was able to defend his family, himself, and his property against three criminals that made a choice to commit a crime," another commenter said. "People have to fight back because criminals have lost fear of reprisals."
  • "Sounds bad but this homeowner just saved some innocent peoples lives!!!! Hopefully the other asstards learned their lesson that people have [had] enough, and we’re ready to fight back!!!!" another commenter declared.
  • "We are next," another commenter predicted. "How many people do not have a gun next to their bed? If not, good luck."
  • "Thank God for Louisiana's 'Stand your ground' law," another commenter said. "Notably, to all veterans, if you are a veteran, you can carry concealed. With the gun training and your knowledge of rules of force, you can be that essential person ... saving lives in situations that warrant it. If we are more veterans, it will be a safer community."
  • "Awesome job by the homeowner," another commenter said, adding, "That's what should be expected if you break into someone's home planning to do harm. He got what he deserved in my opinion."
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