Police: Homeowner shot, killed burglar



EAST POINT, Ga. - A man shot and killed a burglar who forced his way into a home in south Fulton County Tuesday morning, according to police.

East Point Police spokesman Cliff Chandler said the shooting happened on Mount Vernon Drive at about 10 a.m.

Police said the burglar tried to enter the back door of the home. The homeowner heard the commotion and then opened fire.

Channel 2's Tom Jones spoke to police and a woman, who said she is the sister-in-law of the homeowner.

She said the person who drove up as she was leaving the home may have been the burglar, who probably thought no one was inside.

Her brother-in-law said the burglar was knocking on the back door, then heard him using a shovel to break in. That's when the homeowner fired his gun.

Jones is trying to speak to the homeowner about the incident.

He'll have more details on Channel 2 Action News beginning at 4.