Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders

Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders

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The home on Penrod Street on Detroit's west side The home on Penrod Street on Detroit's west side
The back window which the homeowner says the intruder was climbing through The back window which the homeowner says the intruder was climbing through
The broken glass in the window The broken glass in the window
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police.

Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired.

Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s.

Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and for a description of the other suspect. They say the homeowner is shaken up.

"It's a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people's homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit," says Dep. Chief Rodney Johnson of the Detroit Police Department.

The home is on Penrod Street, near Tireman Avenue and the Southfield Freeway on the city's west side. Neighbors tell FOX 2's Taryn Asher the area has gone bad, and just in the past two weeks five Detroit homeowners have caught intruders attempting to rob the houses.

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