An East Point homeowner was home alone when he shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning, police said.
About 9:30 a.m. the homeowner heard “a commotion, retrieved a firearm and went to investigate,” said Lt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for East Point police. The shooting happened in the 3600 block of Mount Vernon Drive.
The would-be burglar was armed with a shovel and had broken through a patio door in an attempt to enter the home, Chandler said. As the prowler entered the dwelling, the homeowner fired one shot, striking the intruder, police said.