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Homeowner shoots intruder in Missoula

Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-06 19:35:21-05

MISSOULA - A person who was shot by a homeowner on Brooks Street in Missoula on Sunday, February 5, 2023, has passed away.

Police responded to a home on the 300 block of Brooks Street just before 4 p.m. for a report of a burglary.

Missoula Police Department spokesperson Whitney Bennett tells MTN News the homeowner encountered a man trying to enter the residence.

According to Whitney, the homeowner warned the man several times to stop. However, the man continued to enter the residence, breaking through the outer screen door.

The homeowner then shot the suspect several times.

The suspect was taken to a Missoula hospital where he later passed away.

“Once officers were on scene they started lifesaving measures. Medical arrived on scene and continued lifesaving measures. Then they transported him to a local hospital where later he was pronounced deceased," Bennett said.

Bennett added that officers have talked with the homeowner, who has been cooperative with the investigation.

“That just goes to show that you need to make sure that your home is locked and secured," Bennett noted.

No other details have been released at this point.

The Missoula Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident. We will update you if we get more information.