DeKalb County

Homeowner shoots, kills burglar dressed like woman

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man dressed like a woman after he broke into his home.

It happened in Lithonia near Brownsmill Road just after 2 a.m.

Channel 2's Liz Artz spoke to DeKalb County Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson about the case Monday.

"The homeowner gave him a warning. The suspect continued to approach him at which time the homeowner fired one shot," Robertson said.

He says the homeowner will not be charged because it's been ruled as self-defense.


Artz spoke to neighbors in the area.

William Jordan believes the homeowner did the right thing. Jordan told Artz he has a house full of females and he doesn't mess around when it comes to their safety.

"I think people should protect themselves and their property," he said.

The burglar died at the scene.

Robertson says they have not been able to identify the suspect but have reached out to the community to find out who the person is.