Mississippi Homeowner Shoots and Kills Late Night Intruder as Children Sleep

June 8 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: djournal.com Archive: WebCite.org

stock_shotgunA homeowner in Mississippi awoke to noises coming from his rear porch.

The homeowner opened a door to find a man whom he did not know or recognize on the porch.

The homeowner, armed with a shotgun, instructed the intruder to leave the property, but at that time, the suspect started advancing towards the homeowner.

Acting in self defense, the homeowner fired one shot from the shotgun, hitting the suspect and killing him.

Police investigating the incident say all evidence points to the homeowner acting in self defense.

Two children were asleep inside the home during the incident. Neither the homeowner nor the children were harmed.

According to DJournal.com,

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green released the name of the man killed in this morning’s shooting.

Brad Nance, 41, of Tupelo, was shot and killed early this morning while in the backyard of a house on Springdale Drive in Tupelo.

Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – Authorities investigating shooting that leaves one dead in Tupelo

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