Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In

| May 26, 2017

Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In

Police say an Evansville homeowner fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his house. Evansville police say officers were called to the neighborhood east of the southwestern Indiana city’s downtown about 4 a.m. Sunday, where they found a 25-year-old man wounded with a gun underneath him. The man was taken to a hospital, where the county coroner’s office says he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The homeowner told investigators the man was wearing a mask and had a gun as he crawled in through a bedroom window when the shooting happened. Police say it appears the homeowner acted within the law. Police identified the man killed as 25-year-old Malcolm Tyler Payton of Evansville.

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