Homeowner shoots suspected burglar outside home

Homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police say a suspect in a home invasion was shot and killed in a neighborhood west of Iroquois Park early Thursday morning.  

The man was found shot outside of a home on the 6800 block of Manslick Road.

Police say the homeowner shot the suspect around 4 a.m. He died at the scene. 

Police are calling it an act of self-defense. 

Neighbors said waking up to flashing blue lights and yellow crime tape was a scary sight. 

Tom Vessles lives across the street and said when he came out to see what happened, he noticed his car had been ransacked.

"Both my cars were run ages through this morning, as far as I know nothing was taken. What they were looking for I don't know," Vessels said.

Tom has lived here for more than 20 years and said today was a first.

"Very safe neighborhood, never had any problems at all," Vessels said.

Another neighbor said his car was rummaged through as well but nothing was taken from it either.

We're told the family who lives here has a young child, police said everyone is OK.







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