Philadelphia

Man fatally shoots intruder

by Morgan Zalot, Philly.com  |  published on January 18, 2013

A homeowner in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia fatally shot a man who had broken into his house Tuesday night, police said.

Cops said the man was upstairs in his home, on Wiota Street near Spring Garden, when he heard the intruder break into the house through his kitchen door about 9 p.m.

he intruder made it to the living room, with a spade shovel in hand, and started up the stairs to the second floor when police say the 37-year-old homeowner shot him three times in the chest.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The break-in and shooting were under investigation late Tuesday night.

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