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Apartment resident shoots intruder dead

A man fatally shot an intruder late Thursday during an apparent home invasion at an apartment on the city's northeast side, Fort Wayne police said.

Officer John Chambers, a police spokesman, said the intruder was armed with a handgun when he kicked in the door of a first-floor apartment in the 1600 block of Reed Road, near Lake Avenue.

As the intruder was entering the home, a resident grabbed a gun and shot him, Chambers said.

The intruder then left the apartment, ran a short distance and fell to the ground. Police and medics, dispatched to the scene about 10:15 p.m., found the man suffering from gunshot wounds, Chambers said.

Medics treated him at the scene before taking him to a hospital. He arrived in critical condition and died shortly afterward, Chambers said.

Investigators were interviewing the shooter and other witnesses. No arrests have been made in the case.

The name of the resident has not been released.

aingersoll@jg.net

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