Miami homeowner fatally shoots burglar, police say

Burglar pronounced dead at scene

MIAMI – A homeowner fatally shot a burglar Wednesday afternoon after finding him in his home in Miami, police said.

The incident was reported just after noon at 7020 NW Fifth Place.

The homeowner's girlfriend said she was at work when the incident happened. She said her 3-year-old son heard a noise and woke up his father, who grabbed his gun.


Police said the man shot the burglar in the living room.

Miami police spokesman Christopher Bess said the burglar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bess said the homeowner was questioned at the police station and later released. 

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