A homeowner in Stanislaus County, California has shot and killed a person suspected of intruding their home.
According to a statement from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called out to a home in Modesto around 12:22 p.m. Friday. The suspect, 41-year-old Rodney Lee Martin, was found dead inside the home and carrying a stolen firearm. He died of a single gunshot wound, police reports said.
The homeowner, who was not identified by police, told authorities that they rushed into the home after receiving an alert from their alarm company. He later confronted the suspect, who opened fire. The homeowner fired back and killed the suspect.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, noting that the homeowner is cooperating with law enforcement, according to Fox News.