Homeowner shoots and kills woman attempting to rob him in Dacula, police say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A homeowner shot and killed a woman in self-defense after she tried to rob him, Gwinnett County police say.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Rabbit Hill Road in unincorporated Dacula.

Channel 2 Action News This Morning had live coverage as authorities investigated the crime scene.

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According to Gwinnett County police, the homeowner invited 27-year-old Azahni Ellis, from Milwaukee, over to his house earlier in the evening. At some point, police said Ellis attempted to rob him and shot at him as he attempted to run out of the house.

Ellis left the house but returned moments later and tried to get inside by smashing a window next to the front door, police said.

The homeowner then shot Ellis as she was coming through the front door.

Ellis' body was found dead inside of a car across from the house near a church.

The homeowner cooperated with police and investigators determined that he was defending himself and he was not charged.